41st Annual National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Weekend
October 8 – 9, 2022
Every October, the Foundation sponsors the official national tribute to all firefighters who died in the line of duty during the previous year. Thousands attend the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Weekend in Emmitsburg, Maryland.
One of the deadliest fires in Chicago’s history erupted in the Cold Storage Building at the World’s Fair on July 10, 1893. The estimated 50,000 bystanders’ cheers for firefighters would soon fall silent as they watched the conflagration spread to the nearby buildings and kill thirteen firefighters and four civilians.
Keeping firefighters safe is part of NFFF’s core mission. That’s why we urge all members of the fire service to be familiar with 988: our nation’s new three-digit dialing code to the Suicide Prevention Lifeline.
Watch Fox 5’s Because of You segment with Gwen Tolbart as she sits down with the Hedrick family and others, to tell the story of their son, Kenny. The Kenneth M. Hedrick Memorial Scholarship Fund is the second fund designed to provide scholarships that meets the full four-year cost of college tuition and books.
Watch the Latest IC to IC Discussion
This discussion features Battalion Chief Jason Reese of the Prince William County Fire & Rescue System. Chief Reese will discuss his experience as the company officer during a residential structure fire that resulted in the line-of-duty death of Technician I Kyle Wilson on April 16, 2007, and the aftermath.
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» IC-to-IC Discussion: Lexington Vehicle Accident (SC)
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.
As we prepare for Memorial Weekend 2022 in October we’re looking ahead to next year and the start of a new National Fallen Firefighters Foundation tradition. Beginning in 2023 Memorial Weekend moves to May.
The National Fallen Firefighters Foundation mourns the loss of Chaplain Edward Murphy (“Ed”) Stauffer, who passed away peacefully at home in Meridian, TX on June 25, 2022.
The Hotel Vendome Fire claimed the lives of nine Boston firefighters and injured eight others on June 17, 1972.
The NFFF Family Programs team was joined by a terrific group of presenters and a dedicated group of local fire service members—all amidst the lovely backdrop of peaceful upstate New York.
April – November 2022
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
August 24 – 26, 2022
Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center – San Antonio, TX
Visit the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation in Booth#2450 at Fire-Rescue International.
» Don’t Miss the FRI Street Party
August 25, 2022 1:00 pm ET
This discussion features Fire Chief Mark Davis, of the Lexington County Fire Service (SC), who recalls a vehicle accident that resulted in the line-of-duty death of Firefighter Paul Edwin Quattlebaum Jr. on October 4, 2019.
October 8 – 9, 2022
NETC – Emmitsburg, MD
Every October, the Foundation sponsors the official national tribute to all firefighters who died in the line of duty during the previous year.
» Light the Night for Fallen Firefighters
» Bells Across America for Fallen Firefighters
» Ways You Can Honor Fallen Firefighters