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We are working hard to develop and provide important resources, workshops, and timely information to help both firefighters and our Fire Hero Families stay connected and well during these unprecedented times. These new resources can be found here on our website, shared through E-mail, and through our social media channels.
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With children home from school and many parents working from home, you may be feeling a bit overwhelmed. Your children may have lots of questions and be feeling scared and confused without their regular routines. You may feel unsure how to best support them. Stephanie Heitkemper and Meredith Hammond, facilitators for our Camp HAL program for 4-6-year-olds, generously provided this resource to share with you. We hope this is helpful to parents, grandparents, teachers, nurses, first responders, and others who are supporting children right now.
During the Covid-19 Pandemic, the campus of the National Emergency Training Center (NETC) in Emmitsburg, Maryland, the home of the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial, is closed to the public. Pending additional information on this national emergency, we ask for everyone’s patience and understanding.
The National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (NFFF) and its affiliate, First Responder Center for Excellence (FRCE), have taked steps to ensure our continuity of operations and the safety of our staff, fire hero families, public safety partners, contractors and volunteers. The NFFF and FRCE have suspended all work-related travel until June 1, 2020. The NFFF and FRCE offices, both in Emmitsburg and Crofton, have been closed and all of our staff are working from home.
The National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (NFFF) is pleased to present our 2019 Annual Report commemorating our continuing mission to honor and remember America’s fallen fire heroes, assist their families in rebuilding their lives, and to reduce firefighter deaths and injuries. You can download a copy of this report on our website at: firehero.org/2019-annual-report.
Since Fire Hero Learning Network went live, registered users have earned over 130,000 online learning certificates of completion. The knowledge gained from the modules better positions firefighters and officers as leaders in health and safety training in their respective departments.
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The Foundation Trumpet Newsletter is the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation’s online newsletter. Find out how we are fulfilling our mission and learn how you can get involved in the Winter 2020 issue.
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Chief Mills was honored for his leadership in response to a tragic fire that took the lives of civilians and nearly killed firefighters in his department.
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9-1-1: LONE STAR fans can show their support of heroes and their families through a special retweet campaign through March 9, 2020.
June – November 2020
Locations Across the U.S.
Now in its 16th year, the golf program has grown to over 20 tournaments that help the NFFF support families of fallen firefighters.
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May 9, 2020
Denver Fire Department Fire Academy – Denver, CO
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.
June 26 – June 28, 2020
Two Locations Near Colorado Springs, CO
This event is a weekend bereavement camp for children of fallen firefighters who have been or are approved to be honored at the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial in Emmitsburg, MD.
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.
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