Lesson learned on the 20th Anniversary of 9-11: Frontline workers need long-term investments in mental health support

– Twenty years later, I still remember what trauma looked like etched on the faces of firefighters at the World Trade Center site when a team from the NFFF and I arrived on scene September 12, 2001. It’s not something you can ever forget.  READ

100th Issue of The Journey

The National Fallen Firefighters Foundation Family Programs Reaches Milestone with 100th Issue of The Journey

The Journey is a bi-monthly publication written by and for the families of fallen heroes who have been honored at the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial in Emmitsburg, MD. The latest edition of The Journey marks the 100th issue. READ

NFFF Connect

NFFF IC-to-IC Discussion – Baltimore County (MD) Training Exercise

– This discussion features Deputy Chief Skip DiPaula, of the Baltimore County Fire Department (MD), who recalls a training exercise that resulted in the line-of-duty death of Firefighter Robert Fogle on May 30, 2014. » Watch the Webinar READ

9/11 20 Years Later

9/11 20 Years Later

– The 9/11 20 Years Later delivers a powerful and inspiring message of resilience through the words of those who were there, those who lived through and participated in the department’s rebuilding, and those who carry on the department’s highest tradition of commitment to service.  READ

Memorial Monday

Memorial Monday – Gulf Oil Refinery Fire (PA)

– One of the most challenging fires that the Philadelphia Fire Department has ever faced in its history occurred on August 17, 1975, claiming the lives of eight firefighters.  READ

9/11 Memorial Stair Climb

9/11 Memorial Stair Climbs Retrace Heroic Steps

– As Americans reflect on the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks this year, nearly 50 cities across the U.S. will pay tribute to the New York Firefighters killed at the World Trade Center. They will do so by symbolically retracing their heroic steps in the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation 9/11 Memorial Stair Climbs.  READ

Fire Hero Families Explore Grief Through a New Lens

– If there is one word to describe the overall spirit of our Fire Hero Families during the pandemic, it would be resilience. This is also true of the National Fallen Fighters Foundation’s Family Programs approach to supporting these families. READ

Fire Hero Family Perspective: Sandra Clinton

Sandra Clinton: Please Attend Memorial Weekend

– If you have only recently learned about the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation and the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Weekend, you are not alone. Many families aren’t introduced to the Foundation until after they’ve experienced a tragic loss. Sandra Clinton was no exception—until she was notified that her husband Madison would be honored at Memorial Weekend 2019. READ

Rainbow Valley Fire Department

National Fallen Firefighters Foundation to Promote Kartoon Channel! Series “Rainbow Valley Fire Department” as Educational Tool

– The National Fallen Firefighters Foundation continues to spread fire safety and prevention education awareness by joining forces with Genius Brands International's Kartoon Channel! and its Rainbow Valley Fire Department series. Together, kids, parents and educators will heed the call to action to be a hero and save lives through learning important lessons presented in the series. The Foundation will promote the series through multiple points of distribution to their network as an entertaining, free resource to be used while educating kids on the importance of fire safety and prevention. READ

2021 FDIC 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb

A climb to remember and a way to never forget the 343 firefighters

– In remembrance of the 20th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 attacks, members of the public will join area firefighters to climb the stairs of the Lucas Oil Stadium in honor of the 343 firefighters from the FDNY who gave their lives while trying to save others. READ