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Light the Night for Fallen Firefighters 2022

2022 National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Weekend

41st Annual National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Weekend
October 8 – 9, 2022

Every October, the Foundation sponsors the official national tribute to all firefighters who died in the line of duty during the previous year. Thousands attend the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Weekend in Emmitsburg, Maryland.
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NFFF and the Public Safety Officer Support Act (HR 6943)

The legislation, which was signed into law by President Biden on August 16, 2022, makes significant changes to the Public Safety Officers’ Benefits (PSOB) program. Under the new law, “post-traumatic stress disorder, or trauma and stress related disorders… shall be presumed to constitute a personal injury within the meaning of…” the PSOB regulations.

Public Safety Officer Support Act


Memorial Monday

Chicago World’s Fair: Cold Storage Fire

One of the deadliest fires in Chicago’s history erupted in the Cold Storage Building at the World’s Fair on July 10, 1893. The estimated 50,000 bystanders’ cheers for firefighters would soon fall silent as they watched the conflagration spread to the nearby buildings and kill thirteen firefighters and four civilians.


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Prince William County Residential Fire (VA)

This discussion features Battalion Chief Jason Reese of the Prince William County Fire & Rescue System. Chief Reese will discuss his experience as the company officer during a residential structure fire that resulted in the line-of-duty death of Technician I Kyle Wilson on April 16, 2007, and the aftermath.


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The National Emergency Training Center in Emmitsburg, MD, the home of the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial, is open for Public Visitors to Campus Memorials. All visitors will park in the lot adjacent to Building V1 where you will be security screened. Restrooms are also available in Building V1 for your convenience. Visitors are not permitted to enter NETC buildings and should follow the “marked” route on the map provided by campus security for access to the National Memorial.