Ways to Honor the Fallen

Ways to Honor Fallen Firefighters

Although we cannot be together in Emmitsburg this fall for the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Weekend, it is more important than ever to show our Fire Hero Families and firefighters that we will always honor and remember our nation’s heroes. As part of America’s Tribute to Fallen Firefighters, the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation invites you to join us in remembering those who died in the line of duty in 2019 and in previous years and honoring their families. There are many ways to honor the fallen and their families and help us spread the word about America’s Tribute to Fallen Firefighters.

Watch the Tribute Together

Watch the Tribute Online

We will stream America’s Tribute to Fallen Firefighters on our homepage and on Facebook and YouTube channels.

Mark Your Calendar


Bells Across America for Fallen Firefighters

Participate in Bells Across America

Host or partner with others to hold a moment of remembrance any time during the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Weekend for Bells Across America for Fallen Firefighters.

Hold a Remembrance


Light the Night for Fallen Firefighters

Light up your firehouse, home, or suggest a landmark to light up in red for Light the Night for Fallen Firefighters as part of the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Weekend.

Plan a Light Tribute


Lower the US Flag

Lower Your Flag

Did you know that the law requires the American flag be lowered in tribute on only a few days each year? Quite appropriately, one of these days is the observance of the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Service.

Lower Your Flag


Sign the Virtual Remembrance Banner

Sign the Virtual Remembrance Banner

The Remembrance Banner is a Memorial Weekend tradition. On this virtual Remembrance Banner page you can pay tribute to a fallen firefighter or share a special Memorial Weekend story.

Sign the Remembrance Banner


Watch a Hero Tribute

Families have a chance to record a Forever in Our Hearts® Hero Tribute video to share memories of their firefighter. Help us remember these firefighters by watching their story.

Watch Hero Tributes


Sound the Sirens

Sound the Sirens

Should your agency wish to participate, on Sunday, October 4, 2020 at noon, many stations across the country will sound their sirens in honor of the fallen firefighters. Please notify your community ahead of time if you will join in this tradition.

Sound Your Sirens


Feature Heroes on Your Website

Feature Heroes on Your Website

Help us honor America’s firefighters who have died in the line of duty. You can pay tribute on your website by including this National Fallen Firefighters Tribute Widget.

Get the Tribute Widget


Issue a Proclamation

Issue a Proclamation

To honor America’s fallen fire heroes, ask your local and state officials to issue a proclamation. Since the Memorial Service begins National Fire Prevention Week, you may want to tie the two events together in the proclamation.

Issue a Proclamation