A grateful Nation honors its fallen fire service heroes at the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Park located on the campus of the National Fire Academy in Emmitsburg, Maryland. The park is located about 90 minutes from Washington, DC, and Baltimore, Maryland.
At the heart of the park, the National Fallen Firefighters Monument is a striking stone monument encircled by plaques listing the names of all members of the fire service who have died in the line-of-duty since 1981. A brick Walk of Honor® connects the National Monument to the historic Memorial Chapel, which houses the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation’s business office. At the far end of the park stands the 9/11 Memorial, To Lift A Nation. In 2011, a brick plaza and walkway were added in front of the sculpture.
Future plans include the addition of a Visitors Information Center, the creation of a special area in the park to honor pre-1981 fallen firefighters, and expansion of the Walk of Honor® to join the newly installed plaza and walkway.
The National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Park located on the campus of the National Emergency Training Center (NETC) at 16825 South Seton Avenue, Emmitsburg, MD 21727. Normal visiting hours are sunrise to sunset daily.
Since the park is located on federal property, changes in security levels may affect visiting hours. Please call 301-447-1000 for current information. Anyone entering the NETC campus is required to show valid photo identification that meets REAL ID Act standards. Security guards will issue a pass and direct visitors to available parking.
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