Our volunteers, staff and Board of Directors evaluated many options to continue the tradition of gathering in front of the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial this October. While we are disappointed to postpone the 2020 Memorial Weekend events, it is important to know that the nation’s fallen firefighters will not be forgotten. On October 4, the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation will broadcast a National Tribute to honor America’s Fallen Firefighters.
Chief Hood’s progressive leadership style and vision have resulted in many achievements over his 36 years in the fire service. We congratulate Chief Hood, on being selected as Metro Fire Chiefs Association’s Fire Chief of the Year, a prestigious honor voted on by a group of 200-plus fire industry leaders worldwide.
Chief Siarnicki is replacing Chief Greg Cade of the National Fire Protection Association, who served as Chairman for three years. Chief Siarnicki served as the Vice Chair for two terms. Chief Craig Hannan of the International Fire Service Training Association (IFSTA) was chosen to fill Chief Siarnicki’s former position.
Our mission also includes a focus on keeping firefighters safe. We urge each of you and your department to remain ever watchful and do all you can to return to your families safe and healthy. With that in mind, we’ve put together some important resources that may help you.
NFFF, NLEOMF and Maglite Partner with the Pedestrian Safety Institute for National Traffic Safety Awareness Month
July has been designated National Roadside Traffic Safety Awareness Month because of the spike in accidents and fatalities during that time of year.
Memorial Monday is established to remember the sacrifice of firefighters who died in the line of duty before the National Memorial was created in 1981. On the last Monday of every month, a firefighter, or groups of firefighters, will be remembered through information about the firefighter and their sacrifice.
The nation’s fire service is turning to you for help. There’s a lot you can do to make it safer for firefighters. And many of these same actions will help prevent harm to others on the front lines of the COVID-19 battle, like police officers, nurses and doctors.
During the Covid-19 Pandemic, the National Emergency Training Center in Emmitsburg, MD, the home of the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial, is closed to the public. Pending more information on this national emergency, we ask for your patience and understanding.
It is important to do your homework and become an informed donor to ensure your money is used wisely. A good place to start is Charity Navigator’s website www.charitynavigator.org. Charity Navigator evaluates U.S. charitable organizations. It does not accept donations or advertising from any of the charities it evaluates.