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The Fire Service-Based EMS Advocates Recognize National EMS Week

– The fire service has a rich history of protecting the health and safety of our communities through an emergency response model that includes the delivery of pre-hospital 9-1-1 emergency medical care. Sunday May 20, 2018 marks the beginning of National EMS Week and presents an opportunity to honor the men and women who deliver pre-hospital 9-1-1 emergency medical care throughout the United States.  READ


National Fallen Firefighters Foundation Launches Survey on Suicide Prevention Efforts

– The NFFF has partnered with Dr. Sally Spencer-Thomas, a leading suicidologist with experience in developing innovative programs for first responders. As part of this assessment, Dr. Spencer-Thomas created a survey to gather feedback from fire service members (active, retired and non-uniformed), support groups (clinicians, EAP providers, chaplaincy groups, etc.) and family members. READ


Carry The Load 2018

Carry The Load Honors and Remembers Our Nation’s Heroes This Memorial Day

– In an ongoing effort to connect Americans to the sacrifices made daily by our military, law enforcement, firefighters, rescue personnel and their families, Carry The Load will kick off its Memorial May campaign to offer meaningful ways for people to observe Memorial Day. READ


2018 FDIC 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb

A Climb to Remember: Honor the 343 Members of FDNY at 7th Annual FDIC 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb

– Join the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation and hundreds of others attending FDIC on Friday, April 27th for the 7th Annual FDIC 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb at Lucas Oil Stadium.  READ


Highlights from the 2018 Fire Hero Family Wellness Conference

– Watch scenes from the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation's 2018 Fire Hero Family Wellness Conference held in Blue Ash, Ohio.  READ


Photos from the 2018 New York Knicks 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb

Photos from the 2018 New York Knicks 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb Presented by Chase

– Hundreds came out to the first-ever New York Knicks 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb presented by Chase at Madison Square Garden. It was a wonderful event! Thank you to everyone who participated. READ


2017 Annual Report

Read the 2017 National Fallen Firefighters Foundation Annual Report

– Download 2017 National Fallen Firefighters Foundation Annual Report to learn how we honored America's fallen fire heroes, assisted their families, and worked to reduce firefighter deaths and injuries in 2017. READ


Chief John Tippett

National Fallen Firefighters Foundation Welcomes Chief John Tippett

– The National Fallen Firefighters Foundation is pleased to announce the selection of Chief John Tippett to serve as the Foundation’s Director of Fire Service Programs. READ


Devastating Week for U.S. Fire Service as Multiple Tragedies Claim Lives of 9 Firefighters

– The National Fallen Firefighters Foundation extends our deepest condolences to the loved ones of these courageous firefighters and is working to assist their families and departments.  READ


NFFF Al Sondej Memorial Scholarship Announcement

– The National Fallen Firefighters Foundation announced a new scholarship fund in honor of Alan Patrick Sondej. Al Sondej, a member of the Hyattsville Volunteer Fire Department in Prince George's County, Maryland died on March 16, 1988 from injuries sustained during a fire. The fund was made possible through a generous donation by Dave Levy a former volunteer firefighter at the nearby Chillum-Adelphi Volunteer Fire Department. READ