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Did You Know?

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?

In Memoriam: Chief Bobby Halton

Bobby Halton

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.

2022 Fire Hero Family Tree Lighting

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.

Preparing for a Command Change at NFFF

Chief Ronald J. Siarnicki

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.

The Difference YOU Can Make

2022-2023 Scholarship Recipients

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.

Giving Tuesday is #FireHeroTuesday


#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.

New Health & Safety at Wildland Fires Course Now Available on Fire Hero Learning Network

Health & Safety at Wildland Fires Course

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.

Inaja Fire: Cleveland National Forest

Memorial Monday

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.