Giving Comfort to Families of the Fallen

Give Comfort to Families of the Fallen

The National Fallen Firefighters Foundation marked #GivingTuesday as #FireHeroTuesday. Starting on this global day of generosity, you can help us honor America’s fallen fire heroes, assist their families, and work to prevent firefighter line-of-duty deaths and injuries.


41st Annual National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Weekend Will be Held October 8-9, 2022

Due to factors beyond our control, we decided not to change the date of the National Memorial as it had been previously announced. The Memorial Weekend will be held in-person on the grounds of the National Emergency Training Center (NETC) in Emmitsburg, Maryland.

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Learn More About the Firefighters Honored
2021 Roll of Honor | 2020 Roll of Honor


Download the 2021 Remembrance Book

2021 Remembrance Book

Watch the 2021 Services:

» Candlelight Service
» Memorial Service

It’s Good to Be Back

Following a year of reduced, postponed, and virtual events brought on by the COVID pandemic, the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Weekend marked its 40th anniversary October 2-3 by returning to an in-person event in Emmitsburg, Maryland, honoring 215 firefighters who died in the line of duty in 2020 and 2019 and in previous years.

Thanks to All Who Made the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Weekend 2021 a Reality

Thank you to the American Fire Service and everyone who volunteered to make the 2021 National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Weekend a reality for the families of the nation’s fallen firefighters. It was the first in-person national firefighter or police memorial service held since 2019!


Memorial Monday – The Loop Fire (CA)

On November 1, 1966, ten El Cariso Hotshots were killed when the Santa Ana winds suddenly changed direction, while they were working a wildfire in Pacoima Canyon, in the Angeles National Forest. Two more hotshots succumbed to their injuries days later, and nineteen others sustained critical burn injuries.

The National Emergency Training Center in Emmitsburg, MD, the home of the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial, is open for Public Visitors to Campus Memorials. All visitors will park in the lot adjacent to Building V1 where you will be security screened. Restrooms are also available in Building V1 for your convenience. Visitors are not permitted to enter NETC buildings and should follow the “marked” route on the map provided by campus security for access to the National Memorial.


National Fallen Firefighters Foundation Teams with FDNY for Annual National Stair Climb to Honor Fallen Heroes

The Fire Department of the City of New York (FDNY), in partnership with the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (NFFF), will hold the department’s annual National Stair Climb on Sunday, October 17, 2021, at legendary Belmont Park on Long Island, NY.

NFFF IC-to-IC Discussion – Blue Ribbon Wildland Fire (FL)

This discussion features Deputy Chief Sam LeNeave, who recalls the Blue Ribbon Wildland Fire that resulted in the LODD of Joshua O. Burch and Brett L. Fulton on June 20, 2011.
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Lesson learned on the 20th Anniversary of 9-11: Frontline workers need long-term investments in mental health support

Twenty years later, I still remember what trauma looked like etched on the faces of firefighters at the World Trade Center site when a team from the NFFF and I arrived on scene September 12, 2001. It’s not something you can ever forget.

9/11 20 Years Later

The 9/11 20 Years Later delivers a powerful and inspiring message of resilience through the words of those who were there, those who lived through and participated in the department’s rebuilding, and those who carry on the department’s highest tradition of commitment to service.


2021 Fire Hero Family Winter Retreat

December 1 – 4, 2021
Liberty Mountain Resort – Carroll Valley, PA

At the beautiful Liberty Mountain Resort, 2021 Fire Hero Family Winter Retreat attendees will participate in service-based activities, open discussions with other Fire Hero Families and enjoy time connecting with each other for support.
» 2021 Fire Hero Family Tree Lighting

Washington Capitals Firefighter Appreciation Night 2021

December 6, 2021
Capital One Arena – Washington, DC

Tickets start at $49 and include a Capitals/NFFF commemorative coin. A portion of each ticket purchased will support the NFFF.

Detroit Red Wings Hometown Heroes Night 2021

December 14, 2021
Little Caesars Arena – Detroit, MI

Ticket package includes game ticket, Red Wings jersey, and a $10 donation to the NFFF.

Men Forging Ahead – Holiday Memories and New Traditions

December 18, 2021 3:00 – 4:30 pm ET
Online Through Zoom

During our December gathering of Men Forging Ahead, those who’d like to can share their favorite holiday memories. We’ll also brainstorm ways to incorporate those memories into new traditions as a way of honoring our fire heroes.