Columbia Southern University will grant one scholarship to the widow, life partner, or dependent of a firefighter who has been honored at the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial. The scholarship will cover up to $13,500 in one online degree program.
Sunday, May 20, marks the beginning of National EMS Week and presents an opportunity to honor the men and women who deliver pre-hospital 9-1-1 emergency medical care throughout the United States. This vital public safety service is provided primarily by cross-trained, multi-role emergency responders who are based in our nation’s fire departments.
The NFFF has partnered with Dr. Sally Spencer-Thomas, a leading suicidologist with experience in developing innovative programs for first responders. As part of this assessment, Dr. Spencer-Thomas created a survey to gather feedback from fire service members (active, retired and non-uniformed), support groups (clinicians, EAP providers, chaplaincy groups, etc.) and family members.
In an ongoing effort to connect Americans to the sacrifices made daily by our military, law enforcement, firefighters, rescue personnel and their families, Carry The Load will kick off its Memorial May campaign to offer meaningful ways for people to observe Memorial Day.
This weekend camp is for children and stepchildren who have suffered the loss of a firefighter parent or guardian who has been honored or approved to be honored at the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial.
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Watch scenes from the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation's 2018 Fire Hero Family Wellness Conference held in Blue Ash, Ohio.
The National Fallen Firefighters Foundation is pleased to announce the selection of Chief John Tippett to serve as the Foundation’s Director of Fire Service Programs.
In recognition of Alan’s spirit for giving, the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation has established the Alan Patrick Sondej Memorial Scholarship Fund for Families of Fallen Firefighters. This new scholarship will be part of the Foundation’s Sarbanes Scholarship Program and was made possible by a donation from a former volunteer firefighter from Prince George’s County, Maryland.
» Watch: Al Sondej Scholarship Announcement
The National Fallen Firefighters Foundation’s strong financial health and commitment to accountability and transparency have earned it a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, America’s largest independent charity evaluator.
April 26 – May 28, 2018
Locations Across the U.S.
Help honor and celebrate the sacrifices made by our nation’s heroes — military, law enforcement, firefighters and first responders.
» Ways to Show Your Support
June 9 – 15, 2018
Outward Bound Mid-Atlantic
An adventure awaits you! Outward Bound 2018 adventure specifically designed for youth coping with the death of a loved one.
June 29 – July 1, 2018
Two Locations Near Johnsonburg, NJ
This event is a weekend bereavement camp for children of fallen firefighters who have been or are approved to be honored at the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial in Emmitsburg, MD.
» Register for Camp HAL by May 20
August 2 – 4, 2018
Airlie – Warrenton, VA
The 2018 Young Adults Retreat is free program for children and siblings (ages 18-25) of fallen firefighters. Designed with workshops to empower you in your increased independence, self-expression and individual growth, the retreat will provide skills to overcome adversity.