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NFFF Connect

NFFF Connect: Self-Care

– Stephanie Heitkemper and Meredith Hammond, facilitators for our Camp HAL program for 4-6-year-olds, generously provided this resource to share with you. We hope this is helpful to parents, grandparents, teachers, nurses, first responders, and others who are supporting children right now. READ


NFFF Connect

Introducing NFFF Connect

– The National Fallen Firefighters Foundation thanks our first responders who are on the front lines of this crisis and stands with them and their families during this national emergency. We are working hard to develop and provide important resources, workshops, and timely information to help both firefighters and our Fire Hero Families stay NFFF connected and well during these unprecedented times.  READ


2019 Annual Report

National Fallen Firefighters Foundation Celebrates its 2019 Accomplishments and Looks Ahead to 2020

– The National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (NFFF) is pleased to present our 2019 Annual Report commemorating our continuing mission to honor and remember America’s fallen fire heroes, assist their families in rebuilding their lives, and to reduce firefighter deaths and injuries. You can download a copy of this report on our website at: firehero.org/2019-annual-report. READ


Memorial Monday

Memorial Monday – Strand Theatre Fire

– In the early morning hours of March 10, 1941, 13 Brockton firefighters were killed and an additional 20 were injured while fighting a fire in the Strand Theater, located in downtown Brockton.  READ


Anxiety Management

NFFF Connect: Resources for Children

– Stephanie Heitkemper and Meredith Hammond, facilitators for our Camp HAL program for 4-6-year-olds, generously provided this resource to share with you. We hope this is helpful to parents, grandparents, teachers, nurses, first responders, and others who are supporting children right now. READ


Covid-19

National Emergency- Covid-19 Pandemic Update

– As the United States works to deal with the Covid-19 Pandemic, the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (NFFF) and its affiliate, First Responder Center for Excellence (FRCE), are taking steps to ensure our continuity of operations and the safety of our staff, fire hero families, public safety partners, contractors and volunteers. The NFFF and FRCE has suspended all work-related travel until June 1, 2020. All conferences, training events, summits and seminars have been postponed and will be rescheduled at a later date. The NFFF and FRCE offices, both in Emmitsburg and Crofton, have been closed and all of our staff are working from home. Phones will continue to be answered and emails will continue to be responded to. Our work efforts will not decrease in any fashion. Our efforts to support the fire service community when a line-of-duty death occurs will continue with the efforts of our Local Assistance State Teams and our Fire Hero Family support programs. READ


Fire Hero Learning Network

Fire Hero Learning Network Registered Users Surpasses 100,000

– Since Fire Hero Learning Network went live, registered users have earned over 130,000 online learning certificates of completion. The knowledge gained from the modules better positions firefighters and officers as leaders in health and safety training in their respective departments.
» Sign Up: Free Online Training for Firefighters READ


Chief Thomas C. Mills

Chief Thomas C. Mills Honored with Firefighter Hero Award by National Fallen Firefighters Foundation and MAGLITE®

– Chief Mills was honored for his leadership in response to a tragic fire that took the lives of civilians and nearly killed firefighters in his department.
» Nominate a Firefighter Hero in Your Area READ


The Foundation Trumpet Newsletter

Read the Winter 2020 Issue of The Foundation Trumpet

– The Foundation Trumpet Newsletter is the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation’s online newsletter. Find out how we are fulfilling our mission and learn how you can get involved in the Winter 2020 issue.
» Read this Issue READ


Memorial Monday

Memorial Monday – Tru-Fit Clothing Company Fire

– Baltimore firefighters fought a multi-alarm fire at the Tru-Fit Clothing Company on February 16, 1955 which claimed the lives of six firefighters in a collapse. READ