As the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (NFFF) enters its 30th year of service, we remain committed to our core mission and values. With help from our staff, volunteers, affiliates and partners, your extra efforts and dedication to the NFFF’s mission ensured that we would not just survive the time of COVID but surpass expectations.
Though COVID-19 hampered efforts, the work of the Foundation we continued to adapt, improvise and overcome. Virtual meetings took the place of in-person gatherings through the year. Although the annual Memorial Weekend in Emmitsburg was postponed, an online tribute paid respects to the fallen and their families were able to hear first-hand how grateful the nation is for the sacrifice of their loved one.
The Foundation remains committed to the advocacy of health, safety and educational initiatives that support all members of the fire service today. Important research continues into the prevention of on-the-job and health issues faced by firefighters and other first responders.