Virtual Support Groups

Face-to-Face Support: No Matter Where You Are

Virtual Support Groups

Our virtual support groups provide a way for Fire Hero Families to connect with one another from their homes across the country throughout the year. No matter where you are located, you have free weekly opportunities to talk, listen, and share stories, struggles, and ideas.

We have two groups that meet weekly via Zoom. Both groups are open to spouses, life partners, parents, siblings, and adult children of Fire Hero Families whose firefighter has been honored or is approved to be honored at the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial. You can attend one or both groups, and there is no commitment to attend every session.


For more information or to sign up, please contact Erin Browning at [email protected].


Facilitated Support

This group is intended for those early in their grief or who do not have a strong support system; it is led by a licensed psychologist familiar with the needs of grieving public safety families.

Discussion may include:

  • Sharing personal stories
  • Preparing for memorials
  • Moving forward and forming new identities
  • Relationships among family members
  • How other trauma impacts grief
  • How grief reactions change over time
Angela Moreland
Our families really enjoy the group and the closeness. They look forward to weekly updates from one another and ask about things that have happened each week.
– Angela Moreland, Psychologist,
Facilitated Support Leader

Feb 2023

Facilitated Support Group
Tuesday, February 14, 2023, 8:00pm – 9:00pm ET

Facilitated Support Group
Tuesday, February 21, 2023, 8:00pm – 9:00pm ET

Facilitated Support Group
Tuesday, February 28, 2023, 8:00pm – 9:00pm ET

Mar 2023

Facilitated Support Group
Tuesday, March 7, 2023, 8:00pm – 9:00pm ET

Facilitated Support Group
Tuesday, March 14, 2023, 8:00pm – 9:00pm ET

Facilitated Support Group
Tuesday, March 21, 2023, 8:00pm – 9:00pm ET

Facilitated Support Group
Tuesday, March 28, 2023, 8:00pm – 9:00pm ET

Apr 2023

Facilitated Support Group
Tuesday, April 4, 2023, 8:00pm – 9:00pm ET

Facilitated Support Group
Tuesday, April 18, 2023, 8:00pm – 9:00pm ET

Facilitated Support Group
Tuesday, April 25, 2023, 8:00pm – 9:00pm ET

May 2023

Facilitated Support Group
Tuesday, May 2, 2023, 8:00pm – 9:00pm ET

Facilitated Support Group
Tuesday, May 9, 2023, 8:00pm – 9:00pm ET

Facilitated Support Group
Tuesday, May 16, 2023, 8:00pm – 9:00pm ET

Facilitated Support Group
Tuesday, May 23, 2023, 8:00pm – 9:00pm ET

Facilitated Support Group
Tuesday, May 30, 2023, 8:00pm – 9:00pm ET

Jun 2023

Facilitated Support Group
Tuesday, June 6, 2023, 8:00pm – 9:00pm ET

Facilitated Support Group
Tuesday, June 13, 2023, 8:00pm – 9:00pm ET

Facilitated Support Group
Tuesday, June 20, 2023, 8:00pm – 9:00pm ET

Facilitated Support Group
Tuesday, June 27, 2023, 8:00pm – 9:00pm ET

Jul 2023

Facilitated Support Group
Tuesday, July 11, 2023, 8:00pm – 9:00pm ET

Facilitated Support Group
Tuesday, July 18, 2023, 8:00pm – 9:00pm ET

Facilitated Support Group
Tuesday, July 25, 2023, 8:00pm – 9:00pm ET

Aug 2023

Facilitated Support Group
Tuesday, August 1, 2023, 8:00pm – 9:00pm ET

Facilitated Support Group
Tuesday, August 8, 2023, 8:00pm – 9:00pm ET

Facilitated Support Group
Tuesday, August 15, 2023, 8:00pm – 9:00pm ET

Facilitated Support Group
Tuesday, August 22, 2023, 8:00pm – 9:00pm ET

Facilitated Support Group
Tuesday, August 29, 2023, 8:00pm – 9:00pm ET

Sep 2023

Facilitated Support Group
Tuesday, September 5, 2023, 8:00pm – 9:00pm ET

Facilitated Support Group
Tuesday, September 12, 2023, 8:00pm – 9:00pm ET

Facilitated Support Group
Tuesday, September 19, 2023, 8:00pm – 9:00pm ET

Facilitated Support Group
Tuesday, September 26, 2023, 8:00pm – 9:00pm ET

Oct 2023

Facilitated Support Group
Tuesday, October 3, 2023, 8:00pm – 9:00pm ET

Facilitated Support Group
Tuesday, October 10, 2023, 8:00pm – 9:00pm ET

Facilitated Support Group
Tuesday, October 17, 2023, 8:00pm – 9:00pm ET

Facilitated Support Group
Tuesday, October 24, 2023, 8:00pm – 9:00pm ET

Nov 2023

Facilitated Support Group
Tuesday, November 7, 2023, 8:00pm – 9:00pm ET

Facilitated Support Group
Tuesday, November 14, 2023, 8:00pm – 9:00pm ET

Facilitated Support Group
Tuesday, November 21, 2023, 8:00pm – 9:00pm ET

Facilitated Support Group
Tuesday, November 28, 2023, 8:00pm – 9:00pm ET

Dec 2023

Facilitated Support Group
Tuesday, December 5, 2023, 8:00pm – 9:00pm ET

Facilitated Support Group
Tuesday, December 12, 2023, 8:00pm – 9:00pm ET

Facilitated Support Group
Tuesday, December 19, 2023, 8:00pm – 9:00pm ET


Peer Support

These unfacilitated groups allow Fire Hero Families to engage in informal conversation and build friendships with one another. Attendees drive the topics, which focus on weekly updates, challenges, sharing stories, and brainstorming. There are breakout groups according to relationship—for example, spouses meet together, and there are groups for parents, siblings, and adult children.

I’m so thankful for all the connections that are made possible through the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation.
– Peer Support attendee

Feb 2023

Virtual Peer Support Group
Wednesday, February 8, 2023, 8:00pm – 9:15pm ET

Virtual Peer Support Group
Wednesday, February 15, 2023, 8:00pm – 9:15pm ET

Virtual Peer Support Group
Wednesday, February 22, 2023, 8:00pm – 9:15pm ET

Mar 2023

Virtual Peer Support Group
Wednesday, March 1, 2023, 8:00pm – 9:15pm ET

Virtual Peer Support Group
Wednesday, March 8, 2023, 8:00pm – 9:15pm ET

Virtual Peer Support Group
Wednesday, March 15, 2023, 8:00pm – 9:15pm ET

Virtual Peer Support Group
Wednesday, March 29, 2023, 8:00pm – 9:15pm ET

Apr 2023

Virtual Peer Support Group
Wednesday, April 5, 2023, 8:00pm – 9:15pm ET

Virtual Peer Support Group
Wednesday, April 12, 2023, 8:00pm – 9:15pm ET

Virtual Peer Support Group
Wednesday, April 19, 2023, 8:00pm – 9:15pm ET

Virtual Peer Support Group
Wednesday, April 26, 2023, 8:00pm – 9:15pm ET

May 2023

Virtual Peer Support Group
Wednesday, May 17, 2023, 8:00pm – 9:15pm ET

Virtual Peer Support Group
Wednesday, May 24, 2023, 8:00pm – 9:15pm ET

Virtual Peer Support Group
Wednesday, May 31, 2023, 8:00pm – 9:15pm ET

Jun 2023

Virtual Peer Support Group
Wednesday, June 7, 2023, 8:00pm – 9:15pm ET

Virtual Peer Support Group
Wednesday, June 14, 2023, 8:00pm – 9:15pm ET

Virtual Peer Support Group
Wednesday, June 21, 2023, 8:00pm – 9:15pm ET

Virtual Peer Support Group
Wednesday, June 28, 2023, 8:00pm – 9:15pm ET

Jul 2023

Virtual Peer Support Group
Wednesday, July 5, 2023, 8:00pm – 9:15pm ET

Virtual Peer Support Group
Wednesday, July 12, 2023, 8:00pm – 9:15pm ET

Virtual Peer Support Group
Wednesday, July 19, 2023, 8:00pm – 9:15pm ET

Virtual Peer Support Group
Wednesday, July 26, 2023, 8:00pm – 9:15pm ET

Aug 2023

Virtual Peer Support Group
Wednesday, August 2, 2023, 8:00pm – 9:15pm ET

Virtual Peer Support Group
Wednesday, August 9, 2023, 8:00pm – 9:15pm ET

Virtual Peer Support Group
Wednesday, August 16, 2023, 8:00pm – 9:15pm ET

Virtual Peer Support Group
Wednesday, August 23, 2023, 8:00pm – 9:15pm ET

Virtual Peer Support Group
Wednesday, August 30, 2023, 8:00pm – 9:15pm ET

Sep 2023

Virtual Peer Support Group
Wednesday, September 6, 2023, 8:00pm – 9:15pm ET

Virtual Peer Support Group
Wednesday, September 13, 2023, 8:00pm – 9:15pm ET

Virtual Peer Support Group
Wednesday, September 20, 2023, 8:00pm – 9:15pm ET

Virtual Peer Support Group
Wednesday, September 27, 2023, 8:00pm – 9:15pm ET

Oct 2023

Virtual Peer Support Group
Wednesday, October 4, 2023, 8:00pm – 9:15pm ET

Virtual Peer Support Group
Wednesday, October 11, 2023, 8:00pm – 9:15pm ET

Virtual Peer Support Group
Wednesday, October 18, 2023, 8:00pm – 9:15pm ET

Virtual Peer Support Group
Wednesday, October 25, 2023, 8:00pm – 9:15pm ET

Nov 2023

Virtual Peer Support Group
Wednesday, November 1, 2023, 8:00pm – 9:15pm ET

Virtual Peer Support Group
Wednesday, November 8, 2023, 8:00pm – 9:15pm ET

Virtual Peer Support Group
Wednesday, November 15, 2023, 8:00pm – 9:15pm ET

Virtual Peer Support Group
Wednesday, November 22, 2023, 8:00pm – 9:15pm ET

Dec 2023

Virtual Peer Support Group
Wednesday, December 6, 2023, 8:00pm – 9:15pm ET

Virtual Peer Support Group
Wednesday, December 13, 2023, 8:00pm – 9:15pm ET

Virtual Peer Support Group
Wednesday, December 20, 2023, 8:00pm – 9:15pm ET