Memorial Park

Memorial Park
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.

National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Closed Due to Government Shutdown

Due to the lapse of funding causing a Federal Government shutdown, the campus of the National Emergency Training Center (NETC) in Emmitsburg, Maryland, the home of the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial, is closed to the public. Until the shutdown is resolved we ask for everyone’s patience and understanding. » Read More

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.


Attention: Foreign National Visitors to the NETC Campus – All foreign nationals must be vetted through the FEMA Office of the Chief Security Officer Administrative and Special Security Branch prior to being permitted access to NETC. Foreign nationals needing assistance in gaining access to the NETC should contact Merril Sollenberger, NETC Special Events Coordinator at [email protected] two months prior to your anticipated visit.

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National Fallen Firefighters Memorial

National Fallen Firefighters Memorial

The Memorial was designated by Congress in 1990 as the official monument to all fallen firefighters in the United States.

The Walk of Honor®

The Walk of Honor®

The park features a brick Walk of Honor® that connects the monument, the historic Fallen Firefighters Memorial Chapel, and plazas.

National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Chapel

National Fallen Firefighters
Memorial Chapel

The Chapel, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, is a special place for families of America’s fallen firefighters.

9-11 Memorial

9/11 Memorial – To Lift a Nation

The three-times life-size statue, recreates the now-famous photo of three firefighters raising the American flag at Ground Zero.