As a third-generation firefighter with 45 years of Fire/Rescue and EMS operational experience, I’ve been a part of multiple command changes – from shift changes in a firehouse to leadership hand-offs at fire scenes. They’re a pivotal part of our work, and now it’s time for me to take part in another one as I announce that I will be retiring as the Executive Director of the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation.
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Curious about the real-life impact your support of the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation has? We invite you to meet our most recent scholarship recipients. We’re so very proud of these young men and women—and are delighted to introduce them to the Fire Hero Family community. Each of the recipients lost a parent firefighter to a line-of-duty death; they received their awards based on their financial need and academic performance.
#GivingTuesday is an opportunity for people around the world to come together to thank, help, give, show kindness, and share what they have with those in need. Over the past ten years, this idea has grown into a global movement that inspires hundreds of millions of people to give, collaborate, and celebrate generosity. The National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (NFFF) will again mark #GivingTuesday as #FireHeroTuesday on November 29, 2022. On this global day of generosity, you can help to honor America’s fallen fire heroes, support their families and colleagues, and prevent preventable firefighter line-of-duty death and injury.
This timely new training discusses the unique characteristics of wildland fire responses, the known hazard categories and safety practices that mitigate these hazards, and how to practice effective risk management. As the demand for service and exposures increase, so do the health and safety hazards to all firefighters who operate in the wildland urban interface.
Eleven crew members who were working to build a trail in the San Diego River Canyon in the Cleveland National Forest during the Inaja Fire died in a flashover on November 25, 1956.
The National Fallen Firefighters Foundation announces the release of Boyd Street, created in partnership with the Los Angeles City Fire Department and Full Vision Productions.
This discussion features Deputy Fire Chief Jim McLoughlin (Retired), of the Hartford Fire Department (CT), who recalls a residential structure fire that resulted in the line-of-duty death of Firefighter Kevin L. Bell on October 7, 2014. He will share his experiences in dealing with the aftermath.
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On Monday, November 14, the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation was humbled to unveil Section 52 — the latest addition to the Walk of Honor®. This new span on the walkway was made possible by the Pepco Holdings, Inc. (PHI) Emergency Services Partnership Program.
Twelve FDNY firefighters died as a result of the 23rd Street fire on October 17, 1966.
We send our congratulations to Laura Kavanagh on her appointment as commissioner of the New York City Fire Department (FDNY).