Light the Night for Fallen Firefighters 2022

2022 National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Weekend

41st Annual National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Weekend
October 8 – 9, 2022

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 in Emmitsburg, Maryland.
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Bells Across America for Fallen Firefighters 2022

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Sabrina Cohen-Hatton

NFFF Announces 4th Firefighter Life Safety Summit

This important gathering builds on the advances from previous Life Safety Summits and Truman Fire Forums to move firefighter health and safety strategies forward. A keynote speaker for the event is Chief Fire Officer Sabrina Cohen-Hatton, West Sussex Fire and Rescue Service, whose in-depth work on command decision-making revolutionized the British Fire Service’s approach to incident command.

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NFFF and the Public Safety Officer Support Act (HR 6943)

The legislation, which was signed into law by President Biden on August 16, 2022, makes significant changes to the Public Safety Officers’ Benefits (PSOB) program. Under the new law, “post-traumatic stress disorder, or trauma and stress related disorders… shall be presumed to constitute a personal injury within the meaning of…” the PSOB regulations.

Public Safety Officer Support Act

Memorial Monday

Chicago World’s Fair: Cold Storage Fire

One of the deadliest fires in Chicago’s history erupted in the Cold Storage Building at the World’s Fair on July 10, 1893. The estimated 50,000 bystanders’ cheers for firefighters would soon fall silent as they watched the conflagration spread to the nearby buildings and kill thirteen firefighters and four civilians.


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Prince William County Residential Fire (VA)

This discussion features Battalion Chief Jason Reese of the Prince William County Fire & Rescue System. Chief Reese will discuss his experience as the company officer during a residential structure fire that resulted in the line-of-duty death of Technician I Kyle Wilson on April 16, 2007, and the aftermath.

Register for the Next Discussion:
» IC-to-IC Discussion: Lexington Vehicle Accident (SC)


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.

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Because of You Segment Highlights New Scholarship Program

Fox 5's Gwen Tolbart sits down with the Hedrick family and others, to tell the story of their son, Kenny, and how the new Kenneth M. Hedrick Memorial Scholarship Fund is impacting others.


NFFF Spreads the Word About 988: The New Suicide Prevention Dialing Code

Keeping firefighters safe is part of NFFF’s core mission. That’s why we urge all members of the fire service to be familiar with 988: our nation’s new three-digit dialing code to the Suicide Prevention Lifeline.


In Memoriam: Chaplain Edward Stauffer

The National Fallen Firefighters Foundation mourns the loss of Chaplain Edward Murphy (“Ed”) Stauffer, who passed away peacefully at home in Meridian, TX on June 25, 2022.


Fire Hero Families Gather in Rochester

The NFFF Family Programs team was joined by a terrific group of presenters and a dedicated group of local fire service members—all amidst the lovely backdrop of peaceful upstate New York.


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2022 9/11 Memorial Stair Climbs

April – November 2022
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-Rescue International 2022

August 24 – 26, 2022
Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center – San Antonio, TX

Visit the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation in Booth#2450 at Fire-Rescue International.
» Don’t Miss the FRI Street Party


National Firefighter Life Safety Summit 2022

September 19 – 21, 2022
Westin Riverwalk – San Antonio, TX

The National Firefighter Life Safety Summit 2022 builds on previous gatherings in Tampa, Florida, Novato, California, and a series of mini-summits. The goal of the National Firefighter Life Safety Summit 2022 is to identify focus areas to reduce firefighter line-of-duty deaths and injuries.


41st Annual National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Weekend

October 8 – 9, 2022
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.
» Light the Night for Fallen Firefighters
» Bells Across America for Fallen Firefighters
» Ways You Can Honor Fallen Firefighters