The podcast is a two-part installment and tells Firefighter Puccia’s story through the recollections of the two groups most affected by his loss: his family and his department. Viewers and listeners will gain insight into Firefighter Puccia as a husband, father, and firefighter—and witness FDNY’s solid determination that we will never forget.
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Through the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation’s scholarship programs, loved ones of the fallen can realize their educational dreams. Online applications are being accepted January 1 through March 1 for the 2023-2024 NFFF Scholarships, which provide financial assistance to spouses, life partners, children, and stepchildren of firefighters honored at the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial.
In 2022, the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation became the permanent home for one of the Bells of Remembrance Project memorial bells. It is now known as the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation Bell of Remembrance.
On Sunday, December 13, 1964, two fires started in a short succession just three blocks from one another near the North Side of Chicago.
The National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (NFFF) invites you to nominate an organization, colleague, or other deserving candidate for each of these prestigious awards. The Sarbanes award is for fire safety leadership, and the Glatfelter award goes to an individual who excels in supporting NFFF’s ongoing mission.
Most people know that Congress created the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation in 1992 to honor and remember America’s fallen firefighters and support their families. But…. did you know there has never been any Federal funding allocated for NFFF in the Federal budget?
The National Fallen Firefighters Foundation mourns the loss of Chief Bobby Halton, who passed away suddenly on December 19, 2022. Bobby was editor-in-chief of Fire Engineering magazine and Vice President of Education and Training for Clarion Fire & Rescue.
Each year the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation decorates holiday trees in memory of all fallen firefighters. On on Friday, December 2, the Fire Hero Family Tree Lighting took place at the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Chapel. The beautiful trees feature ornaments from the families and departments of America’s Fire Heroes from around the country which are on display throughout the holiday season.
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.
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.