Ways to Honor the Fallen

Ways to Honor Fallen Firefighters

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

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

Sound the Sirens

Should your agency wish to participate, on Sunday, October 8, 2017 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


Sign 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 Banner

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

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, October 7-8, for Bells Across America for Fallen Firefighters.

Hold a Remembrance


Watch the
Services Lives

The National Fallen Firefighters Foundation will provide live satellite broadcasts and web streaming of both the Candlelight Service and the Memorial Service. You can watch both services live on our website or embed the video to play on your website.

Watch Live

Watch a
Hero Tribute

During the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Weekend, survivor families have a chance to record a Forever in Our Hearts® Hero Tribute video to share memories of their firefighter. You can help us remember these firefighters by watching their story.

Watch Hero Tributes

Show Support on Social Media

You can show your support for our fallen firefighters by using the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Weekend wallpapers, social media graphics, and profile icons. Download graphics and post to help us raise awareness about this National Tribute.

Download Graphics