It is with profound sadness that we share the news that Retired Chief Leonard T. King, Sr., of Deale, Maryland, died Thursday, February 1, at the Anne Arundel Medical Center, Annapolis, Maryland. Chief King represented the Maryland Fire Service on the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation’s Board of Directors from 2003-2015. He played a key role in establishing the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Service in 1982 and worked with Chief A. Marvin Gibbons to create the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial in Emmitsburg.
The conference is open to spouses, life partners, parents, adult children and siblings of fallen firefighters honored at the National Memorial in Emmitsburg, Maryland. This conference will include opportunities to reflect on your experiences, connect with other fire service families, and find new direction for your future. Focus will be on information and strategies you can incorporate into your daily life.
Applications are being accepted through April 1, 2018 for the 2018-2019 Sarbanes Scholarship Program which provides assistance to spouses, life partners, children, and stepchildren of firefighters honored at the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial. Scholarships are awarded for undergraduate and graduate studies, vocational-technical training, and certification and job training programs. They may be used for study at in-state or out-of-state public and private schools.
In a new National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (NFFF) documentary featuring San Diego Fire-Rescue, Chief Brian Fennessy talks about one critical incident the department faced where he didn’t envision the difficult path it would take.
Richard Maddox, chairman of the FDSOA board of directors, announced John (Jack) Sullivan, director of training, Emergency Responder Safety Institute, the 2018 winner of the annual Dave Dodson Lifetime Service Award.
The NFFF has debuted a new tool in its mission to prevent firefighter deaths and injuries. The Foundation’s Fire Hero Learning Network now offers an Emergency Services Risk Reduction Program Certificate.
The 2017 Family Tree Lighting Ceremony was held on December 8th at the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Chapel in Emmitsburg, Md.
» Watch Highlights » Watch the Full Ceremony
January 1 – April 1, 2018
The National Fallen Firefighters Foundation offers financial assistance for post-secondary education and training to spouses, life partners, children and stepchildren of firefighters honored at the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial.
April 8 – 10, 2018
Embassy Suites by Hilton Cincinnati Northeast Blue Ash – Blue Ash, OH
The 2018 Fire Hero Family Wellness Conference will include opportunities to reflect on your experiences, connect with other fire service families, and find new direction for your future. Focus will be on information and strategies you can incorporate into your daily life.
March 6 – 8, 2018
San Diego Convention Center – San Diego, CA
Visit the NFFF in Booth #745.
» Register: Attributes of Leading
» Get Tickets for the Meet & Greet
April 26 – 28, 2018
Indiana Convention Center and Lucas Oil Stadium – Indianapolis, IN
Visit the NFFF Booth #13004.
» 2018 FDIC 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb