As the holiday season approaches, we are reminded of the sacrifices made by our nation’s fallen firefighters and their families. As part of the annual Fire Hero Family Winter Retreat, the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (NFFF) invites families of fallen firefighters to decorate the holiday trees at the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Chapel.
Firefighters Van Buren “V.B.” Murphy and Thomas J. O’Brien died from crash injuries when they responded to a call on November 5, 1939.
Meet a resilient young woman who, having lost her firefighter father on 9/11 at the age of seven, navigates the complexities of growing up with courage and strength, shaping a powerful narrative of the children left behind by the tragedy.
The Homes for Heroes Foundation provided a grant for $25,000 for the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation Scholarship Program.
Mr. Person went on to become a civil rights leader when he joined the Freedom Rides of 1961 as the youngest Freedom Rider. He then devoted his life to justice, equality, and nonviolent protest.
Captain William F. Russell, Firefighters Richard Andrews, Francis X. Egan, Richard P. Gifford, James M. Marino, and George J. Zahn died in a wall collapse during a fire at the Sefu Soap and Fat Company on October 26, 1962.
In the latest Knox and Friends podcast, Victor discusses his new responsibilities, priorities for the NFFF, how the fire service and corporate partners play a huge role in the success of the NFFF, and much more. He also discusses the importance of the “Expand Your Legacy: Become a Living Kidney Donor” campaign that Knox recently launched in conjunction with the NFFF and the First Responder Center for Excellence (FRCE).
The National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (NFFF) held their annual National 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb for Fallen Firefighters in Louis Armstrong Stadium in Flushing, Queens.
Dawn and Mike’s story is a testament to the resilience of the human spirit and the transformative power of love. Love after loss is not only possible—but can be a beacon for those who have suffered unimaginable heartbreak.
The NFFF extends heartfelt condolences to Chief McGrath’s wife, Carol Ann, and his children, John III, Joseph, James, and Alison. Chief McGrath’s impact on the NFFF and the firefighting community will forever be cherished and remembered.
The National 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb is taking place on Sunday, October 15, at the USTA Billie Jean Tennis Center in Queens, New York. For more information, visit www.nationalstairclimb.org.
This is exclusive event, hosted by the U.S. Fire Administrator, included the top leaders and decision makers in the industry.