Hal Bruno Camps for Children of Fallen Firefighters
Cost: $2,500 per child
Camp for Children Ages 4 – 6
This camp for children ages 4 – 6 is held in Orlando, Florida. With a variety of activities, it is a fun and nurturing camp. Campers share experiences, create art projects, play games together, and talk about their loss. This unique camp offers something more to the children—a chance to meet others with a similar loss and ways to find comfort and healing for their grief.
Camp for Children Ages 7 – 17
The location of this weekend bereavement camp for children ages 7 – 17, varies each year. Campers are paired with Big Buddies from the fire service. They meet others with a similar loss in Healing Circles, work together as a team on the challenge course, play games, and engage in outdoor camp activities.
NFFF covers lodging and meals and assists with travel for both campers and parents.
Programs for Young Adults
Cost: $1,200 per young adult
Outward Bound USA
Cost: $1,600 per young adult
This exciting 7-day program will combine backpacking and hiking in the majestic mountains of Colorado with activities designed to encourage expression in a safe environment that helps participants find healing. It is a course that challenges you to discover your inner strength. Those who have completed the course have reported increased self-confidence, self-esteem and teamwork skills. NFFF covers tuition, lodging, and meals and assists with travel.
NFFF Scholarship Program
Cost: Between $2,000 – $4,000 per student
When a firefighter dies in the line of duty, the family must adjust to life without their loved one, who often was the primary breadwinner. Many grieving spouses are left to care for children without sufficient financial assistance. To support their families, they need additional job skills or education. Children left without a parent need to know they still have a chance to attain their educational dreams.
The National Fallen Firefighters Foundation offers financial assistance for post-secondary education and training to spouses, life partners, children and stepchildren of firefighters honored at the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial.