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Discover the power of generosity with the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation’s #FireHeroTuesday toolkit. This comprehensive resource is designed to inspire and guide individuals, communities, and organizations in supporting our nation’s firefighters and their families. Packed with impactful ideas, compelling stories, and practical tools, the toolkit empowers you to make a meaningful difference on #GivingTuesday and beyond. Join us in honoring the heroes who risk their lives to keep us safe and contribute to a cause that truly matters.

About the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation

Our mission is to honor America’s fallen fire heroes; 
support their families, colleagues, and organizations; and work to reduce preventable firefighter death and injury.

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How Your Support Helps

NFFF’s Sarbanes Scholarship Program provides educational funding to the spouses, children, and stepchildren of fallen firefighters—helping to ensure that even if financial circumstances have changed, fire hero families can still achieve their educational dreams.
National Stair Climb 2023
The National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (NFFF) held their annual National 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb for Fallen Firefighters in Louis Armstrong Stadium in Flushing, Queens.
Quackenbush Warehouse Fire – Paterson Fire Department’s History
This two-part podcast features Fire Chief Brian McDermott of today’s Paterson Fire Department. The interview revealed several interesting points, including Paterson's unique approach to the rehabilitation of vacant and abandoned buildings.
More than 70 children gathered in central New Jersey in June for the 2023 Hal Bruno Camp for Children of Fallen Firefighters. The campers share a common bond – they are children or siblings of firefighters honored at the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial. Camp HAL is for children 4-6 years old, and Comfort Zone Camp is for youth ages 7-17. In addition to the campers’ activities, there are formal and informal sessions for parents and guardians.
Memorial Weekend ICS
During the weekend of May 5-7, 2023, the American fire service honored 144 dedicated servants who tragically lost their lives in the line of duty.
November 14, 2020, started off just like any other day for the Harrisonburg Fire Department in Virginia. At 10:07 am, everything changed. It was what happened to Tower 1 that made this response different.

Inspiring Stories from Our Fire Hero Families

Love After Loss: An Unexpected Journey
Love After Loss: An Unexpected Journey
A Mother’s Love: Finding Support After Tragedy
A Legacy of Service in Her Father’s Honor
A Legacy of Service in Her Father’s Honor
A Family’s Mutual Aid Response to Tragedy
A Family’s Mutual Aid Response to Tragedy
Mary Hollis
Tears on the Expressway: One Widow’s Story
Strength in Standing Together: A Mother and Father’s Story
Strength in Standing Together: A Mother and Father’s Story