Sarbanes Award

Call for Nominations: Senator Paul S. Sarbanes Fire Service Safety Leadership Award

– The Sarbanes Award recognizes organizations for outstanding leadership in advancing firefighter health and safety. READ

Common Voices, National Fallen Firefighters Foundation and Phoenix Society for Burn Survivors Champion Fire Sprinklers After New Year’s Day Fires in Massachusetts

– On New Year's Day morning two apartment fires raged in Massachusetts. Fire ripped through a Holyoke apartment building claiming the lives of three residents and displaced over 50 others.  READ

Thank You for Your Support in 2016!

– The National Fallen Firefighters Foundation and our survivors thank you for your support in 2016 and wish you a happy and safe 2017. READ


Salute to Service: Honoring fallen firefighters

– For the final Salute to Service report of 2016, Andrea McCarren, WUSA wanted to do something really special for the family of a fallen firefighter. Andrea is raising a service dog named Bunce for a wounded warrior. One of Bunce's biggest fans is fire service survivor Bonnie Hall, so they suprised Bonnie with a visit to the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial. READ

50,000 Registered Users on!

– Find out what 50,000 of your fire service colleagues already know – The Firehero Learning Network is THE place for free, online, up-to-date training and information.
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Special Recognition

Special Recognition for Frank Brewer, Fleet Sales and Criswell Chevrolet from the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation

– Special award of recognition presentation from the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation. Frank Brewer, Fleet Sales and Criswell Chevrolet were honored on December 16, 2016 with the award presented by Executive Director Ron Siarnicki of the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation, and Bert Small of the Maryland Fire Chiefs Association.  READ


All the best to Cathy and Linda

– It is with mixed emotions that we announce the retirements of two extraordinary Foundation staff members, Cathy Hedrick and Linda Hurley. We are grateful for all they have done to advance the Foundation’s programs.
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National Stair Climb

Second Annual National Stair Climb Raises $150,000

– They came from 23 different states, numbered nearly 800, and when all was said and done, raised $150,000 to assist the surviving families and co-workers of fallen firefighters. READ

Nebraska LAST - Karen Houfek

Nebraska LAST Member is First for Caring

– Karla Houfek has a caring heart. When tragedy strikes in Nebraska and a firefighter dies in the line of duty, Ms. Houfek is one of the first to reach-out.  READ

Holiday Safety - Do It for Don!

Call to Action for Holiday Safety Following Tragic Maryland Fire

– Sher Grogg talks about how she lost her brother, sister-in-law, and their four grandchildren in a devastating Christmas tree fire in 2015. She offers holiday safety tips so that other families do not have to experience this tragedy. READ