Honoring Fallen Heroes and Helping Those Serving Overseas

The men who attended the annual 2018 Fire Hero Family Wellness Conference in Blue Ash, OH, in April 2018, participated in a service project at the Yellow Ribbon Support Center. They stuffed care packages for service men and women stationed overseas.

Learn More About the Visit

Families Visit the Yellow Ribbon Support Center

Apply for the Columbia Southern University (CSU) Scholarship

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.

Fire Service-Based EMS Advocates Recognize National EMS Week

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.

NFFF Launches Survey on Suicide Prevention Efforts

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.

Carry The Load Honors and Remembers Our Nation’s Heroes This Memorial Day

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.

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The Foundation Trumpet Newsletter

The Foundation Trumpet Newsletter

Read the Spring 2018 Edition

The Foundation Trumpet Newsletter is the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation’s online quarterly newsletter where you will find the latest news on how we are fulfilling our mission.


Highlights from the 2018 Fire Hero Family Wellness Conference

Watch scenes from the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation's 2018 Fire Hero Family Wellness Conference held in Blue Ash, Ohio.

National Fallen Firefighters Foundation Welcomes Chief John Tippett

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.

New Scholarship Honors Extraordinary Life of Fallen Firefighter

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

National Fallen Firefighters Foundation Receives Coveted 4-Star Rating from Charity Navigator

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.


Carry The Load 2018

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

Outward Bound 2018

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.

2018 Hal Bruno Camps for Children of Fallen Firefighters

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

2018 Young Adults Retreat

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.