Posts Categorized: In Memoriam

In Memoriam: Chaplain Edward Stauffer

Chaplain Edward Stauffer

The National Fallen Firefighters Foundation mourns the loss of Chaplain Edward Murphy (“Ed”) Stauffer, who passed away peacefully at home in Meridian, TX on June 25, 2022.

Remembering Eileen Coglianese

Eileen Coglianese

The Board of Directors and Staff of the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation extend our deepest sympathies to the family, friends, and the Fire Hero Family community as we mourn the loss of our friend Eileen Coglianese on March 4, 2021.

Remembering Senator Paul Sarbanes

Senator Paul Sarbanes

As a five-term U.S. Senator, Paul Sarbanes paved for the way for Congress to create the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (NFFF) in 1992. Previously, Senator Sarbanes helped secure the location for the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial in Emmitsburg, Maryland.

Remembering Chief John W. Hoglund

Chief John W. Hoglund

The Board of Directors and Staff of the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation extend our deepest sympathies to the family and friends of Maryland Fire-Rescue Institute Executive Director Emeritus and Chaplain Emeritus for the Maryland Fire Chiefs Association, Chief John W. Hoglund.

Tribute to Chief Alan Brunacini

Tribute to Chief Alan Brunacini

It was my good fortune to have worked with Chief Brunacini (Bruno) in the Phoenix Fire Department for nearly 3 decades – including 15 years in the position of Assistant Fire Chief. He was not only my boss – he was also my friend, mentor and coach. Many of the successes I have experienced in my career are (in one way or another) a reflection of my close relationship and experiences with Alan.

Remembering Ray Pfeifer: An Inspiration for All

The Foundation was extremely saddened to learn of Ray Pfeifer’s passing on Sunday. Ray was a friend of the Foundation and an inspiration. He was a leader and role model whose compassion for others was extraordinary. Ray Pfeifer will be deeply missed.