Hal Bruno Camp for Children of Fallen Firefighters 2023

Hal Bruno Camp for Children of Fallen Firefighters 2023

Join Us at Hal Bruno Kids Camp in New Jersey, June 9-11, 2023

This special weekend-long camp gives grieving children a safe space to share with peers who have suffered a similar loss and a chance to just be “kids at camp,” and is open to children, stepchildren, or siblings whose firefighter parent or sibling has been honored at the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial.

2023 CZC Virtual Volunteer Training

2023 National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Weekend

National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Weekend: May 6-7, 2023

During the 2023 National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Weekend, we will remember 80 firefighters who died in 2022 and 65 who died in previous years.

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First Responder Cancer Benefits Bill Introduced

H.R. 1719, the Honoring Our Fallen Heroes Act (Honor Act), has been introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives. This legislation will ensure first responders and their families receive federal benefits for occupational cancer. More specifically, the legislation will ensure firefighters, EMS personnel, and police who die or become disabled due to occupational cancer receive benefits under the Public Safety Officers’ Benefits (PSOB) program.

» Follow H.R. 1719 here «

Memorial Monday

The Millard Hotel Fire: Remembering Local Fire Inspector and Six Omaha Firefighters

On February 8, 1933, six Omaha firefighters and an inspector died in two collapses at a four-alarm fire.

For Today’s Fire Departments: NFFF’s VAP Finds the Gap

The Vulnerability Assessment Program (VAP) is a FREE online risk assessment tool developed by the NFFF in coordination with the U.S. Fire Administration, in support of the 16 Firefighter Life Safety Initiatives. The VAP is a hands-on component of NFFF’s mission to reduce preventable firefighter injury and death.

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. Firearms and alcoholic beverages are prohibited.


Read the Latest Truman Fire Forum Report

The fourth and final Truman Fire Forum convened in August of 2022 to mark the 75th anniversary of President Harry S. Truman’s National Conference on Fire Prevention. The 2022 attendees provided recommendations on the next steps at the federal, state, and local levels; they also offered recommendations on the role of private enterprises and non-governmental organizations in community risk reduction efforts. And, perhaps most important of all, the attendees challenged each of us to take individual actions to carry President Truman’s legacy forward for the next generation.

The Life and Death of FDNY Firefighter Carmelo Puccia: A New Podcast from NFFF

FDNY Firefighter Carmelo “Carmine” Puccia was killed tragically on January 6, 1970, when he was struck by a subway train while investigating a trash fire on the tracks. His death was mourned, and then it passed into history for nearly everyone—except the family he left behind and some of his closest co-workers.

Chief Ron Siarnicki Receives FDSOA Chairman’s Award

The Fire Department Safety Officers Association (FDSOA) presented Chief Ron Siarnicki with the Chairman’s Award at their 2023 Annual Health and Safety Conference today in St. Pete Beach, FL.

Fire Stop Tour, January 10-12, 2023

The U.S Fire Administrator and principal leaders from the American fire service, in partnership with the Fire Department of New York (FDNY), the Philadelphia Fire Department, and the Washington, DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services Department, will stand together on January 10‑12 to speak with one voice to address the fire problem facing our nation.
» Watch the Summit Replay


Men Forging Ahead – March 2023

March 26, 2023 3:00pm – 4:30pm ET
On Zoom

Men Forging Ahead offers a welcoming place where the men in our Fire Hero Family can express themselves without judgment – and forge lasting friendships and connections with other Fire Hero men who have experienced a similar loss.

FDIC 2023

April 27-29, 2023
Indiana Convention Center and Lucas Oil Stadium – Indianapolis, IN

Visit the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation Booth #8845.
Support NFFF During FDIC 2023:
» Stop, Drop, Rock ‘n’ Roll
» FDIC 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb

42nd Annual National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Weekend

May 6-7, 2023
NETC – Emmitsburg, MD

Every year, the Foundation sponsors the official national tribute to all firefighters who died in the line of duty during the previous year.

2023 CZC Virtual Volunteer Training

May 15 – 16, 2023 7:00 – 9:00 pm
On Zoom

During this program, you will meet Comfort Zone staff, campers, and volunteers who will explain what to expect at camp and how our program impacts grieving children and teens.