38th Annual National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Weekend – October 5 – 6, 2019

Join Us for Light the Night for Fallen Firefighters 2019

As dusk turns to dark, landmarks across the county will again glow in respect from September 29 – 6, 2019, to the fallen and their families. In 2018, Light the Night for Fallen Firefighters expanded to include fire department tributes. Fire service organizations nationwide are invited to light their facilities in red to honor America’s fallen bravest again in 2019.

View the 2019 National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Weekend Roll of Honor

2019 National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Weekend
Every October, the Foundation sponsors the official national tribute to all firefighters who died in the line of duty during the previous year. Thousands attend the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Weekend.

» Information for New Families
» Returning Family Volunteers
» Register My Honor Guard or Pipes & Drums Unit
» Watch the 2019 Memorial Weekend Live – live.firehero.org
» See the 2019 Flag Raising at the National Memorial

Light the Night for Fallen Firefighters 2019 Graphics


Columbia Southern University Scholarship Fund

Last Chance to Apply for a Columbia Southern University Scholarship

The Columbia Southern University (CSU) scholarship covers up to 60 hours toward one online degree program with Columbia Southern University. The scholarship 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.


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Watch: Fire Service Behavioral Health Symposium – Day 2

Highlights from day two of the, first of its kind, Fire Service Behavioral Health Symposium in Denver, Colorado. It is put on by the First Responder Center for Excellence.


Chief Dave Moore Receives the Firefighter Hero Award

Chief Dave Moore was honored for his extraordinary work saving lives of firefighters and civilians in Africa as leader of the Africa Fire Mission. The Africa Fire Mission provides free training and personal protective equipment to under resourced fire departments all over the continent of Africa.


Dr. Stephen Klasko to Keynote Fire Service Innovation in Safety Symposium

Innovative and entrepreneurial individuals like Dr. Stephen Klasko to reimagine the fire service of tomorrow and recreate ways to identify and develop future leaders.


Chief Dennis “Denny” Compton Announces His Retirement as the Chairman of the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation Board of Directors

At the NFFF board meeting earlier today, Chief Compton announced that he is stepping down as the Board Chairman effective August 18, 2019. Upon Chief Compton’s announcement, the board acted to select a new Chairman. By unanimous vote, Mr. Troy Markel was elected to take over as the Board Chairman.


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2019 9/11 Memorial Stair Climbs

April – September 2019
Locations Across the U.S.
The 9/11 Memorial Stair Climbs are not timed races, but a way for everyone to remember America’s fallen firefighters.
» Find a Stair Climb Near You


Fire Service Innovation in Safety Symposium

September 24 – 26, 2019
Wyndham Philadelphia Historic District – Philadelphia, PA
This is an interactive opportunity for firefighters, researchers, and manufacturers to discuss the next generation of technological advances that will impact firefighters, fire departments, cities, and the greater environment.


38th Annual National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Weekend

October 5 – 6, 2019
NETC – Emmitsburg, MD
Every October, the Foundation sponsors the official national tribute to all firefighters who died in the line of duty during the previous year.


The Race to $1 Million at Dover International Speedway

October 6, 2019
Dover International Speedway – Dover, DE
The event is open to everyone and benefits the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation, which assists the families of fallen firefighters. Since 2008, the program has raised over $889,000.