Memorial Monday

Chicago World’s Fair: Cold Storage Fire

– One of Chicago’s deadliest fires erupted in the Cold Storage Building at the World’s Fair on July 10, 1893, claiming the lives of thirteen firefighters and four civilians.  READ

988: The New Suicide Prevention Dialing Code

NFFF Spreads the Word About 988: The New Suicide Prevention Dialing Code

– Keeping firefighters safe is part of NFFF’s core mission. That’s why we urge all members of the fire service to be familiar with 988: our nation’s new three-digit dialing code to the Suicide Prevention Lifeline. READ

Chaplain Edward Stauffer

In Memoriam: Chaplain Edward Stauffer

– The National Fallen Firefighters Foundation mourns the loss of Chaplain Edward Murphy (“Ed”) Stauffer, who passed away peacefully at home in Meridian, TX on June 25, 2022.  READ

NFFF Connect

NFFF IC-to-IC Discussion – Prince William County Residential Fire (VA)

– This discussion features Battalion Chief Jason Reese of the Prince William County Fire & Rescue System. Chief Reese will discuss his experience as the company officer during a residential structure fire that resulted in the line-of-duty death of Technician I Kyle Wilson on April 16, 2007, and the aftermath. » Watch the Webinar READ

NFFF Connect

NFFF IC-to-IC Discussion – Plumas National Forest Fire (CA)

– This discussion features District Fire Management Officer Donald Fregulia, of the United States Forest Service, Plumas National Forest Beckwourth Ranger District (CA). Fire Management Officer Fregulia will discuss the wildfire, the line-of-duty death of Firefighter Ian Howard on August 21, 2016, and share his experiences in dealing with the aftermath. » Watch the Webinar READ

Memorial Monday

Memorial Monday – Hotel Vendome Fire (MA)

– The Hotel Vendome Fire claimed the lives of nine Boston firefighters and injured eight others on June 17, 1972. READ

Dr. Harry Carter

Remembering Dr. Harry Carter

– Please join us as we mourn the loss of our friend Dr. Harry Carter, who was was instrumental in his contributions to the fire service. READ

Kenneth M. Hedrick Memorial Scholarship Announcement

Because of You Segment Highlights New Scholarship Program

– Fox 5's Gwen Tolbart sits down with the Hedrick family and others, to tell the story of their son, Kenny, and how the new Kenneth M. Hedrick Memorial Scholarship Fund is impacting others.  READ

Wellness Conference - Rochester, New York

Fire Hero Families Gather in Rochester

– The NFFF Family Programs team was joined by a terrific group of presenters and a dedicated group of local fire service members—all amidst the lovely backdrop of peaceful upstate New York.  READ

Dean Erika James

Erika James to Keynote the 2022 Innovation in Safety Symposium

– We’re excited to share that Dean Erika James, of the Wharton School, will be giving our keynote address at the Innovation in Safety Symposium on June 29, 2022. READ