International Firefighters’ Day is a way to say thank you to the world’s firefighters for all that they do to keep our communities safe
Born out of a tragic loss of five firefighters in a wildfire in Victoria, Australia, it was a way to honor their lives and the sacrifice that firefighters are willing to make for you and me on a daily basis. This day of recognition is at the core of what the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (NFFF) does. Our mission is to honor and remember America’s fallen firefighters, to assist their families in rebuilding their lives, and to prevent firefighter injuries and deaths.
Ways You Can Thank Firefighters
May 5, 2020 7:00 pm EST
More About Craig Wayne Boyd
Born and and raised in Texas, country crooner and multi-instrumentalist Craig Wayne Boyd moved to Nashville with big dreams and a bellowing voice. He spent ten years working those late night honky-tonks until fate stepped in and dealt him one heck of a hand. America fell in love with him on their living room couches as they eagerly watched him win Season 7 of The Voice. Some of his most memorable moments on the show include his soulful rendition of Johnny Cash’s “Walk the Line,” his star studded performance of “Boots On” alongside Blake Shelton and the forever touching “Old Rugged Cross.” With the trophy now sitting on his mantle, Boyd is busy continually creating new music and touring the country to bring the music to his incredible fans. It is a live show you won’t soon forget.
Show Your Support in 3 Easy Steps
1. Plan Your Light Tribute
2. Sign Up to Participate
3. Promote Your Event
For the first time, the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation invites communities to celebrate firefighters by lighting their homes in red on May 4 – 5, 2020, International Firefighters’ Day. We ask that you change your porch light(s) and share your #ShineYourLight4Firefighters story with us on social media as a thank you to all of the firefighters who are on the front lines every day, keeping us safe.
Thank You to Everyone Who Joined Us
More About Tyler Braden
Newcomer, Tyler Braden, is a singer-songwriter out of Montgomery, Alabama. The Alabama native began writing songs while working as a firefighter in his hometown and spending his off days playing shows around the southeast. After his first performance at a writer’s round in Nashville, Tyler was automatically hooked and decided to make his move to the Music City. He still spends his time working as a firefighter in the state of Tennessee, when he isn’t writing or performing and making his mark on the Nashville music scene. Becoming more and more known for his powerful vocals, addictive melodies, and relatable lyrics, Tyler puts on a show that isn’t easily forgotten.
Get Tyler’s Exclusive “Brother” T-shirt that benefits the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation
NFFF will receive 15% of the net proceeds per shirt.
A simple act of kindness is sometimes all it takes to brighten someone’s day and let them know that they matter. As you stay home, many of you are looking for ways to help and show appreciation for those keeping us healthy and safe. For creative and compassionate kids (and adults) who want to let our firefighters know that we are grateful for everything they do, we invite you to draw, color, and share your thank you with the NFFF. #ShareAFirefighterThankYou
Practice Fire and Life Safety in Your Home
Download the Be a Hero, Save a Hero App
The National Fallen Firefighters Foundation and its Everyone Goes Home® program are pleased to offer the Be a Hero, Save a Hero App FREE — with great fire safety content, special notifications and more.
9 Ways to Keep Firefighters Safe
There’s a lot you can do to make it safer for firefighters. Many of these same actions will help prevent harm to others on the front lines of the COVID-19 battle, like police officers, nurses and doctors.
Outreach Materials from the U.S. Fire Administration
Fire deaths can be reduced by people learning the basic facts about fire. The United States Fire Administration has a variety of downloadable material available on the their website.
Fire Causes & Risks Information from NFPA
We can all help make the world a safer place by learning more about how and why fires start. The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) offers countless safety tips on a wide range of timely and important topics – everything you need to know to keep you, your family, and your neighbors safe from fire and related hazards.