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NFFF Connect

NFFF IC-to-IC Discussion – Howard County Residential Structure Fire (MD)

– This discussion features Chief John Butler, who recalls the line-of-duty death of Lt. Nathan “Nate” Flynn on July 23, 2018 at a residential structure fire. » Watch the Webinar READ


International Firefighters' Day 2022

Join with the NFFF on May 4th for International Firefighters’ Day

– This is a worldwide day to recognize those men and women of the fire service for their dedication to public service and bravery in keeping us safe. READ


NFFF Connect

NFFF IC-to-IC Discussion – Sun Prairie Natural Gas Explosion (WI)

– This discussion features Chief Chris Garrison, of the Sun Prairie Fire Department (WI), who recalls a natural gas explosion that resulted in the line-of-duty-death of Captain Cory Barr and the injury of another firefighter on July 10, 2018. » Watch the Webinar READ


Memorial Monday

Memorial Monday – Davidson Theatre Fire (WI)

– Nine Milwaukee firefighters died in a collapse at the Davidson Theatre Fire on April 9, 1894. READ


Grief in Progress​

Following in the Footsteps of Service

– Fire Hero family members often continue their loved one’s commitment to service. This episode focuses on two daughters of fallen firefighters who both lost their dads to heart attacks in the line of duty—in separate incidents, two years and hundreds of miles apart. Liza Aunkst ’s father, Mike, was a volunteer firefighter in Benedict, Nebraska; Rachel Prouty’s dad was fire chief in Brownsville, NJ. But the two young women became friends at NFFF’s Young Adult Retreat, an annual program that helps young people gain skills to deal with grief and build support systems as they move forward into full independence. Today, the young women have more than friendship and a similar story in common. Looking toward meaningful careers, both have chosen social work as their field. Hear them share their experiences of growing up amidst a dedication to service, finding connections to help face the future—and how legacy has played a role in each of their lives. READ


Memorial Monday

Memorial Monday – Quackenbush Warehouse Fire (NJ)

– Five Paterson firefighters died in a wall collapse at a 4-alarm fire at the Quackenbush Warehouse on March 12,1938. READ


Karl Ristow to Receive NFFF Glatfelter Distinguished Service Award

Longtime Fire Service Leader Karl Ristow to Receive NFFF Glatfelter Distinguished Service Award

– The National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (NFFF) is recognizing Chief Karl Ristow, CFO, as the newest recipient of the organization’s Arthur J. Glatfelter Distinguished Service Award. READ


Garrett W. Loomis

Active Shooter and Situational Awareness Training Offered in Memory of Firefighter Garrett W. Loomis

– A seminar titled “Active Shooter and Situational Awareness” is being offered for firefighters and other emergency responders this spring in Northern New York at no cost to participants.  READ


2022-2023 Columbia Southern University Scholarship Fund

CSU Offers Fire Hero Family Scholarship Opportunity

– There’s still time to apply for Columbia Southern University’s Virtual Learning Scholarship! Applications for this valuable—and highly flexible—opportunity are being accepted thru May 2.  READ


NFFF Connect

NFFF IC-to-IC Discussion – Youngwood Firefighter Struck (PA)

– This discussion features Chief Lloyd Crago, who recalls the line-of-duty death of Firefighter Edwin J. “Lance” Wentzel on March 22, 2014. » Watch the Webinar READ