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 Online
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.