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Memorial Monday

Memorial Monday – The Loop Fire (CA)

– On November 1, 1966, ten El Cariso Hotshots were killed when the Santa Ana winds suddenly changed direction, while they were working a wildfire in Pacoima Canyon, in the Angeles National Forest. Two more hotshots succumbed to their injuries days later, and nineteen others sustained critical burn injuries. READ


Fire Hero Learning Network

Fire Hero Learning Network Reaches New Milestone

– The National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (NFFF) is excited to announce that the Foundation’s online learning platform, the Fire Hero Learning Network (FHLN), has reached a milestone of over 130,000 registered users. READ


NFFF Connect

NFFF IC-to-IC Discussion – Blue Ribbon Wildland Fire (FL)

– This discussion features Deputy Chief Sam LeNeave, who recalls the Blue Ribbon Wildland Fire that resulted in the LODD of Joshua O. Burch and Brett L. Fulton on June 20, 2011. » Watch the Webinar READ


An Open Letter to the Fire Service: Thanks to All Who Made the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Weekend 2021 a Reality

– Thank you to the American Fire Service and everyone who volunteered to make the 2021 National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Weekend a reality for the families of the nation’s fallen firefighters. It was the first in-person national firefighter or police memorial service held since 2019!  READ


2021 National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Service

It’s Good to Be Back

– Following a year of reduced, postponed, and virtual events brought on by the COVID pandemic, the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Weekend marked its 40th anniversary October 2-3 by returning to an in-person event in Emmitsburg, Maryland, honoring 215 firefighters who died in the line of duty in 2020 and 2019 and in previous years. READ


Memorial Monday

Memorial Monday – Boston Toy Factory Fire (MA)

– On October 1, 1964, while fighting a vacant 4-story toy factory fire, five Boston firefighters were killed when the front wall of the building collapsed. A second smaller collapse also injured several other members. READ


NCOAA Partnership

National Fallen Firefighters Foundation Partners with the National Carbon Monoxide Awareness Association

– The Online Governmental Committee Vote will take place October 15, 2021, through November 1, 2021. If you or your agency possess ICC voting privileges, please review the final proposals and vote in support of these proposals. Doing so will reduce risk to the public and firefighters. READ


NFFF Connect

NFFF IC-to-IC Discussion – Westland (MI) Strip Mall Fire

– This discussion features Deputy Chief Darrell Stamper, of the Westland Fire Department (MI), who recalls on a strip mall fire that resulted in the line-of-duty death of Firefighter Brian A. Woehlke on May 8, 2013. » Watch the Webinar READ


National Stair Climb 2021

National Fallen Firefighters Foundation Teams with FDNY for Annual National Stair Climb to Honor Fallen Heroes

– The Fire Department of the City of New York (FDNY), in partnership with the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (NFFF), will hold the department’s annual National Stair Climb on Sunday, October 17, 2021, at legendary Belmont Park on Long Island, NY. READ


40th Annual National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Weekend

National Memorial to Honor Fallen Fire Heroes

– America’s fallen fire heroes, who died in the line of duty, will be honored at the 40th Annual National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Weekend, October 2-3, 2021. The names of 215 firefighters will become a permanent part of the National Memorial in honor of their sacrifices.  READ