Save the Date for the 40th Annual National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Weekend on October 2 – 3, 2021

 

Honoring Fire Heroes

Adapt, Improvise, Overcome – Honoring Fire Heroes in the Time of Covid

Emmitsburg, Maryland was calmer than it should rightly have been on Saturday evening, October 3, 2020. What should have been a bustling National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Weekend was instead a quieter time, as COVID-19 forced the cancellation of our official memorial events.

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Grit, Grace, and Growth

Join Us Starting in November for Grit, Grace, and Growth

The Grit, Grace, and Growth workshop series is open to any fire hero family member of a firefighter honored at the National Memorial and whose spouse or life partner has died.


Men Forging Ahead

Men Forging Ahead

Mark your calendar for the inaugural Men Forging Ahead virtual gathering! This casual event is coming to you LIVE from a backyard barbecue in the beautiful Colorado Mountains—and is open only to men who have had a fire hero honored at the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial in Emmitsburg, Maryland.


Go Down Swinging – The Nathan Espinosa Story

On September 19, 2018, the Los Angeles City Fire Department responded to a fire in a commercial structure. Within minutes of arrival, the department experienced a significant near miss event involving serious injury to one of its newest members. Rather than take the incident in stride as “part of the job,” LAFD Fire Chief Ralph Terrazas reviewed the incident and within ten days ordered a top to bottom cultural shift in the department’s response to structural fires. The story is a model of courageous leadership.


NFFF Custom Guitar Sweepstakes

Support the Families of the Fallen and Enter for a Chance to Win

Now through December 31, 2020, you can enter for a chance to win a custom painted, one-of-a-kind Fender Stratocaster Guitar featuring the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation logo.


Honor a Hero on the Walk of Honor®

This October, we pay tribute to the 103 firefighters who died in the line of duty while serving their communities as part of America’s Tribute to Fallen Firefighters. These men and women will be honored in Emmitsburg, Maryland at the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Weekend in October 2021. You can join us in honoring a hero on our Walk of Honor® in National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Park by placing a brick in their memory.


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.

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Memorial Monday – Duluth Street Car Crash

Fireman Finalyson and Fireman Twaddle of the Duluth Fire Department died from injuries they sustained in a street car crash on September 7, 1898.


The Foundation Trumpet – Summer 2020 Edition

The Foundation Trumpet Newsletter is the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation’s online quarterly newsletter. This is where you will find recent news on how we are fulfilling our mission.

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Reflection and Respect Nationwide

Starting on September 11, 2020 through the end of the year, join climbers nationwide in honoring our 9/11 heroes. In 2020, virtual climbers will bring this national remembrance to their communities, personalizing their journey to “Never Forget.”
» Register for the National Stair Climb
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Fire Hero Kids “Zoom” to Camp as NFFF Family Programs Go Virtual

Kids Camps are offered every summer to two separate age groups: one for school-aged children and one for younger campers. The camps welcome children and step-children of any firefighter who has been honored at the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial in Emmitsburg, Maryland.


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IC-to-IC Discussion: Deputy Chief James Price, Toledo Fire and Rescue

October 22, 2020 1:00 PM EDT
Webinar
This webinar will feature Deputy Chief James Price, incident commander at the January 26, 2014, arson fire resulting in the deaths of Firefighters Jamie Dickman and Stephen Machcinski in Toledo, OH.


Men Forging Ahead

November 21, 2020 3:00 – 4:30 pm EST
Your Backyard & Zoom
Men Forging Ahead is a casual event LIVE from a backyard barbecue in the beautiful Colorado Mountains—and is open only to men who have had a fire hero honored at the National Memorial. E-mail Eric Nagle to be part of this great event!


National Stair Climb for Fallen Firefighters (Virtual)

September 11 – December 31, 2020
Starting on September 11, 2020 through the end of the year, join climbers nationwide in honoring our 9/11 heroes. The National Fallen Firefighters Foundation’s stair climbs benefit the FDNY Counseling Services Unit and the programs provided by the NFFF to support the families of our nation’s fallen firefighters.


2020 9/11 Memorial Stair Climbs

June – October 2020
Locations Across the U.S.
The 9/11 Memorial Stair Climbs are not timed races, but a way for everyone to remember America’s fallen firefighters.
» Find a Stair Climb Near You Or Climb Virtually