During the 2023 National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Weekend, we will remember 80 firefighters who died in 2022 and 65 who died in previous years.
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Watch Highlights from the 2022 National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Weekend
America’s fallen fire heroes, who died in the line of duty, were honored at the 41st Annual National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Weekend on October 8-9, 2022. The names of 148 firefighters became a permanent part of the National Memorial in honor of their sacrifices.
2022 National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Weekend Off-Site News
Read local coverage of the the 2022 National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Weekend.
148 Fallen Firefighters to be Honored at NASCAR Xfinity Series Race this Weekend
As Fire Hero Families gather in Emmitsburg for the 41st Annual National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Weekend, Whelen Engineering and Richard Childress Racing (RCR) have teamed up with National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (NFFF) to honor these fallen fire heroes at the NASCAR Xfinity Series race on October 8, 2022, at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
Congressional Flag Ceremony Honors 148 Fallen Firefighters
On Thursday, September 29, leaders of the Congressional Fire Services Caucus presented 148 American flags flown over the U.S. Capitol to the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation.
Lighting the Night in Laconia, NH: Remembering Lt. Mark Miller
Inspired by Gayle’s grassroots efforts, participants in beautiful Laconia and surrounding towns have chosen a variety of creative lighting options. Their stunning red displays range from simple to stunning, and can inspire other communities, too.
National Remembrance of Fallen Firefighters Moves to May Starting in 2023
As we prepare for Memorial Weekend 2022 in October we’re looking ahead to next year and the start of a new National Fallen Firefighters Foundation tradition. Beginning in 2023 Memorial Weekend moves to May.
41st Annual National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Weekend Will be Held October 8-9, 2022
Due to factors beyond our control, we decided not to change the date of the National Memorial as it had been previously announced. The Memorial Weekend will be held in-person on the grounds of the National Emergency Training Center (NETC) in Emmitsburg, Maryland.
An Open Letter to the Fire Service: Thanks to All Who Made the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Weekend 2021 a Reality
Thank you to the American Fire Service and everyone who made the 2021 National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Weekend a reality for the families of the nation’s fallen firefighters. It was the first in-person national firefighter or police memorial service held since 2019!
It’s Good to Be Back
Following a year of reduced, postponed, and virtual events brought on by the COVID pandemic, the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Weekend marked its 40th anniversary October 2-3 by returning to an in-person event in Emmitsburg, Maryland, honoring 215 firefighters who died in the line of duty in 2020 and 2019 and in previous years.