Light the Night for Fallen Firefighters

Landmarks and Fire Departments Across the U.S. Lit in Honor of Our Fallen Firefighters

September 26 – October 3, 2021

Light the Night for Fallen Firefighters

Every October, the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation sponsors the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Weekend, the official national tribute to those firefighters who died in the line of duty during the previous year. In 2017, the Foundation created Light the Night for Fallen Firefighters to recognize the 25th anniversary of the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation and the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Weekend. Since then, Light the Night for Fallen Firefighters has expanded to include fire departments and families lighting their homes in red.

As dusk turns to dark, landmarks, homes, fire service organizations, and businesses across the country will again glow in respect from September 26 – October 3, 2021, to the fallen and their families.

1. Plan Your Light Tribute

We invite fire departments, fire service organizations, and the community to participate in Light the Night for Fallen Firefighters. You can begin by setting a date for your Light the Night for Fallen Firefighters tribute, anytime between September 26 – October 3, 2021.

2. Organize Materials & Test Your Plan

If your organization does not already have red lighting installed in the bays, you can also consider a red spotlight. Departments can purchase special filters for their lights.

3. Sign Up to Participate

We want to recognize your participation on our website, visit www.firehero.org/lights-signup to share your event with the NFFF. Your event will be listed on our website and pinned on our Light the Night for Fallen Firefighters map.

4. Promote Your Event

Once you have planned your tribute, please share the event with your community through your social media, digital signboard, community newsletters, etc. Contact your local media and send a media advisory about your tribute to the nation’s fallen firefighters.

5. Hold Your Event & Share Your Story

The Foundation will show our families how their loved ones were honored and would like to collect photos and stories to give future participants ideas. Email us at dclark@firehero.org and/or share with #nffflightthenight2021

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If you would like to light your home in red for Light the Night for Fallen Firefighters,
you can buy bulbs online using our Amazon Associates link* or visit the Home Depot’s website.

* Your purchase through our Amazon Associates program will benefit the programs of the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation to honor America’s fallen heroes, assist their families, and prevent firefighter deaths and injuries.
Landmarks Lit for Firefighters

Landmarks Lit for Firefighters

View the landmarks lit for firefighters during the 2021 Light the Night for Fallen Firefighters.

Fire Departments Honoring the Fallen

Fire Departments Honoring the Fallen

View all of the fire departments participating in Light the Night for Fallen Firefighters 2021.

Suggest a Landmark - Light the Night for Fallen Firefighters

Suggest a Landmark for Light the Night

Do you know of a local landmark that would light up in support of fallen firefighters?

Light Up to Show Your Department's Support

Light Up to Show Your Support

Will your fire department and family show its support for America’s fallen firefighters?

Thank you to all who participated in
Light the Night for Fallen Firefighters 2020