Firefighter Hero Award

Our Latest Firefighter Hero Award

Chief Thomas C. Mills Honored with Firefighter Hero Award by NFFF and MAGLITE®

Chief Mills, of the North Beach Volunteer Fire Department, was honored for his leadership in response to a tragic fire that took the lives of civilians and nearly killed firefighters in his department.

Chief Thomas C. Mills

The Foundation Trumpet Newsletter

Read the Newest Issue of The Foundation Trumpet

The Foundation Trumpet Newsletter is the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation’s online newsletter. Find out how we are fulfilling our mission and learn how you can get involved in the Winter 2020 issue.


2020 FDIC 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb

Climb to Show You’ll Never Forget at FDIC

Step up at Lucas Oil Stadium in honor of the 343 members of FDNY who made the ultimate sacrifice on September 11, 2001. Climb with the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (NFFF) at the 2020 FDIC 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb on Friday, April 24, 2020. Participants will climb the stairs multiple times for a total of 110 stories, representing the number of floors in the Twin Towers.


Fire Hero Family Wellness Conference 2020

Register for Fire Hero Family Wellness Conference 2020

This conference is designed to assist you in facing the challenges and difficult experiences that come after the loss of a loved one. It is open to spouses, life partners, parents, adult children and siblings of fallen firefighters honored at the National Memorial in Emmitsburg, Maryland.


FOX TV and 9-1-1: LONE STAR Teams Up with the NFFF to Honor and Support Our Nation’s Firefighters

9-1-1: LONE STAR fans can show their support of heroes and their families through a special retweet campaign through March 9, 2020.


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2020 – 2021 Scholarship Applications Now Being Accepted Online

Applications are being accepted now through March 1 for the 2020-2021 National Fallen Firefighters Foundation Scholarship Program. For the first time since it’s inception, scholars will apply online for the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation Scholarship.


Three Fire Departments Selected as Recipients of the Senator Paul S. Sarbanes Fire Service Safety Leadership Award

Sioux Falls Fire Rescue, the Clayton Fire Company, and the Prince George’s County (MD) Fire/EMS Department will receive the 2020 Senator Paul S. Sarbanes Fire Service Safety Leadership Award. The award presentations will take place at the 32nd Annual National Fire and Emergency Services Dinner on April 30, 2020.


A Look Back at Fire Hero Family Programs in 2019

As we look forward to a new year, we want to share a quick review of the Family Programs in 2019.


National Fallen Firefighters Foundation Welcomes New Board and Advisory Committee Members

The National Fallen Firefighters Foundation is pleased to announce the appointment of three new members to the Board of Directors and three new members to the Board of Directors’ Advisory Committee.


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NFFF 2020-2021 Scholarship Applications Accepted

January 29 – March 1, 2020
The National Fallen Firefighters Foundation offers financial assistance for post-secondary education and training to spouses, life partners, children and stepchildren of firefighters honored at the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial.


FDIC 2020

April 23 – 25, 2020
Indiana Convention Center and Lucas Oil Stadium – Indianapolis, IN
Visit the NFFF Booth #13006.
» Climb: FDIC 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb
» Learn More: Stop, Drop, Rock n Roll
» First Responders Night: Indianapolis Indians


Everyone Goes Home® in the Wildland Regional Introduction Session – Oklahoma

March 10 – 11, 2020
Hyatt Place Oklahoma City Airport – Oklahoma City, OK
Each session will be open to up to 25 participants, and we especially encourage company officer/crew boss level personnel to attend. Please register by February 28, 2020.


Everyone Goes Home® in the Wildland Regional Introduction Session – New Hampshire

March 28-29, 2020
Hilton Garden Inn – Manchester, NH
Each session will be open to up to 25 participants, and we especially encourage company officer/crew boss level personnel to attend. Please register by February 28, 2020.