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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.