2021 National Fallen Firefighters Foundation

In-Person 40th Annual National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Weekend – October 2-3, 2021

The National Fallen Firefighters Foundation announced the 40th Annual National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Weekend is currently planned to be held in-person on October 2-3, 2021, on the grounds of the National Emergency Training Center (NETC) in Emmitsburg, Maryland. Due to the global pandemic there continues to be uncertainties, about COVID-19 restrictions, and challenges the pandemic may bring.

Our Monthly Men Forging Ahead Gathering

A Conversation with Asheville Chief Scott Burnette

June 26, 2021 3:00 – 4:30 pm (ET)

Join us for our next virtual Men Forging Ahead gathering where we will share fellowship and conversation. At the monthly Men Forging Ahead, you can express yourself in a safe place without judgement, learn a new hobby, and build lasting friendships with other Fire Hero men who share a similar journey. Experience the support and healing that comes from sharing with peers who truly understand.

Men Forging Ahead – A Conversation with Chief Scott Burnette

Watch the Latest Recorded IC-to-IC Webinars

Conway (SC) Residential Fire

This webinar features Fire Chief Phillip Hendrick, who was the incident commander of a Conway (SC) residential fire, that resulted in the LODD of Christopher Gene Ray on March 20, 2016.

Neosho (MO) Grain Bin Fire

This webinar features Retired Fire Chief Greg Hickman, who was the fire chief during a Neosho (MO) grain bin fire that resulted in the line-of-duty death of Firefighter Timothy S. Hardy on November 7, 2005.

Upcoming IC-to-IC Webinar

West (TX) Explosion

June 24, 2021 1:00 pm (ET)
Watch Live on Zoom

Watch on June 24

This discussion features President Doreen Strickland, Abbott Volunteer Fire Department (TX), who was the incident commander of a fertilizer company explosion that resulted in the line-of-duty deaths of 12 firefighters in West, Texas on April 17, 2013. President Strickland will discuss the incident and share her experiences in dealing with the aftermath.

Responding to Violent Incidents 2.0

Responding to Violent Incidents 2.0 Now Available on the Fire Hero Learning Network

The NFFF has re-launched its Fire Hero Learning Network course relating to the national response to violent incidents. The new course, Responding to Violent Incidents 2.0, is a self-paced program that adds information on response to civil unrest and public assembly events, material from the NFPA 3000: Standard for an Active Shooter Hostile Event Response (ASHER) program, and Tactical Emergency Casualty Care.

Memorial Monday – Shelby, NC Explosion

The Uptown Shelby explosion on May 25, 1979, is largest single event line-of-duty death of firefighters in North Carolina.

Columbia Southern University Scholarship Fund

The NFFF/CSU Scholarship Could Be Yours, Apply Today

The CSU/NFFF Scholarship covers up to 60 credit hours toward one online degree program and will be applied directly to the recipient’s tuition for up to three years or until the completion of the selected online degree program, whichever comes first.

During the Covid-19 Pandemic, the National Emergency Training Center in Emmitsburg, MD, the home of the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial, is closed to the public. Pending more information on this national emergency, we ask for your patience and understanding.


Read the Foundation Trumpet Newsletter – Spring 2021 Edition

The Foundation Trumpet Newsletter is the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation’s online quarterly newsletter. This is where you will find recent news on how we are fulfilling our mission. » Sign-Up for NFFF E-mail Updates

National Fallen Firefighters Foundation Launches “Legacies in Leadership” Website

The National Fallen Firefighters Foundation is proud to announce the “Legacies in Leadership” website, which contains thoughts and advice from the past and present fire service leaders to the next generation of fire service influencers.   
» Visit the Website

With Your Help…

As the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (NFFF) enters its 30th year of service, we remain committed to our core mission and values. With help from our staff, volunteers, affiliates and partners, your extra efforts and dedication to the NFFF’s mission ensured that we would not just survive the time of COVID but surpass expectations.

You Can Remember Fallen Firefighters With Bricks On the Walk Of Honor®

The National Fallen Firefighters Foundation is asking for support from the community to place a brick on our Walk of Honor® in memory of firefighters who died while serving their communities in 2019 and in previous years. These men and women were memorialized on the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial in 2020.


2021 National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Golf Tournaments

May- November 2021
Locations Across the U.S.

Now in its 17th year, the golf program has grown to nearly 20 tournaments that help the NFFF support families of fallen firefighters.
» Find a Golf Tournament Near You

National Firefighter Cancer Symposium 2021

June 10 – 12, 2021
Embassy Suites by Hilton Orlando-Lake Buena Vista South – Kissimmee, FL

The 2021 National Firefighter Cancer Symposium will be jointly hosted by the First Responder Center for Excellence (FRCE) and the Firefighter Cancer Initiative (FCI) at the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center. The event will focus on the most current research and cancer prevention practices in the fire service.

Tennessee Lottery 250 NASCAR Xfinity Series Race at Nashville Superspeedway

June 19, 2021
Nashville Superspeedway – Lebanon, TN

Join the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (NFFF) on Saturday, June 19, 2021, at the Nashville Superspeedway for the Tennessee Lottery 250 NASCAR Xfinity Series Race. Call 866-RACE-TIX to get your tickets.

Hal Bruno Comfort Zone Camp 2021

June 26, 2021

We hope you will join us at Hal Bruno Comfort Zone Camp 2021 for a chance to be together, while apart; visit with friends, familiar campers, big buddies, and welcome new campers.