Registration Now Open for the 2017 Hal Bruno Camps for Children of Fallen Firefighters

In 2017, the we will partner again with Comfort Zone Camp to provide a weekend bereavement camp. For the first time, the Foundation will hold both camps together in Colorado.

Learn More:
» Register Children Ages 4-6
» Register Children Ages 7-17
» For the Fire Service: Be a “Big Buddy”

A Conversation with Chief Michael Smith

Earlier in 2016, twelve chiefs representing every type of department shared the grim realities of coping with a line-of-duty death in the documentary Giving Courage: LODD Chiefs Speak. In 2017, the Foundation will feature additional footage to help other fire chiefs and leaders to prevent future tragedies.
» Powerful words about painful events

More from the Giving Courage Series

The Online Quarterly Newsletter

The Foundation Trumpet – Winter 2017

Read the Foundation Trumpet to find the latest news on how we are fulfilling our mission. If you do not already subscribe to our online newsletter sign up for regular updates on our programs and services.
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The Senator Paul S. Sarbanes Fire Service Safety Leadership Award to Be Presented to the International Fire Service Training Association

The award will be presented at the 29th Annual National Fire and Emergency Services Dinner on April 6, 2017, in Washington, DC.

Reps. Pascrell, Collins Unveil Legislation to Establish a National Firefighter Cancer Registry

The creation of this registry would enable researchers to study the relationship between firefighters’ exposure to harmful fumes and toxins and the increased risk for cancer.

The Smokehouse Benefiting the NFFF is Coming to Dover International Speedway on Sunday, Oct. 1

Dover International Speedway is expanding its annual salute to our hometown heroes by welcoming all fans to The Smokehouse.

1-800-Boardup Launches Fundraising Partnership With the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation

Donations will be directed to NFFF programs that honor fallen firefighter heroes, assist their survivors and help prevent future line-of-duty deaths and injuries.


FDIC 2017

April 24 – 29, 2017
Indiana Convention Center and Lucas Oil Stadium – Indianapolis, IN
Visit the NFFF Booth #10074.
» 2017 FDIC 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb

Fire Service “Big Buddy” Training 2017

May 6, 2017
Community College of Aurora at Lowry Campus – Denver, CO
During this training, you will meet Comfort Zone staff, campers, and volunteers who will explain what to expect at camp and how it impacts grieving children and teens.

Outward Bound 2017

June 10 – 16, 2017
Outward Bound Philadelphia – Philadelphia, PA
This week-long program combines canoeing in the scenic Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area with activities designed to encourage self-expression and healing.

Carry The Load 2017

April 28 – May 28, 2017
Locations Across the U.S.
Help honor and celebrate the sacrifices made by our nation’s heroes — military, law enforcement, firefighters and first responders.