Posts Categorized: Chief Siarnicki Blog

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?

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.

A Look Back at 2021 – Through Grief and Gratitude

It’s been a year full of pandemic-induced challenges, on top of the line-of-duty deaths that unfortunately, we in the fire service see every single year. But at the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (NFFF) – we not only witness the sadness; we also experience the beauty that emerges as communities, departments and the country come together to honor those who made the ultimate sacrifice and support those families and departments left behind.