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GuideStar’s Highest Seal of Transparency for National Fallen Firefighters Foundation

– The National Fallen Firefighters Foundation is proud to earn the 2020 Platinum Seal of Transparency, which is the highest level of recognition offered by GuideStar.  READ


Drew Gerken

National Fallen Firefighters Foundation and MAGLITE® Honor Omaha Firefighter Drew Gerken with Firefighter Hero Award

– Drew Gerken, of the Omaha Fire Department, assists families who have been affected by fires by organizing and delivering donated furniture to these families. » Nominate a Firefighter Hero in Your Area READ


Commemorative First Aid Kit Pays Tribute to Pelican Founder, Dave Parker

– To honor Dave’s memory, Pelican™ is releasing a limited edition first aid kit adorned with circa 1976 branding and a brass plate etched with David H. Parker’s name and dates of life. All proceeds will be donated to the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation. READ


When an LODD Occurs

New Incident Commander Course Addresses the Impact of a Line-of-Duty Death and Prepares Officers

– The National Fallen Firefighters Foundation, in cooperation with Stonehouse Media, is pleased to present When an LODD Occurs: Incident Commanders Speak, our latest resource for preparing incident commanders (IC) to cope with a firefighter line-of-duty (LODD).  READ


Memorial Monday

Memorial Monday – Auburn Apparatus Collision

– Two Lewiston firefighters died from injuries sustained when apparatus from Lewiston and Auburn collided at Court and Main Streets in Auburn while responding to a fire alarm on July 7, 1949.  READ


NFFF Connect

NFFF Connect: NFFF IC-to-IC Discussion – Boston Brownstone Fire

– This webinar will feature Chief Steven Shaffer, Boston Fire Department, the initial Incident Commander of a nine-alarm fire in four-story brick row house that killed two firefighters in Boston, Massachusetts on March 26, 2014. Chief Shaffer will discuss the incident and share his experiences in dealing with the aftermath. » Watch the Recorded Webinar  READ


NFFF Connect

NFFF Connect: NFFF IC-to-IC Discussion – Philadelphia Fire

September 24, 2020 1:00 PM EDT This webinar will feature Assistant Chief Robert Wilkins, Philadelphia Fire Department, who was the incident commander of a wind-driven house fire that killed a firefighter in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on December 9, 2014. Chief Wilkins will discuss the incident and share his experiences in dealing with the aftermath. » Watch Online on September 24th READ


NFFF Connect

NFFF Connect: NFFF IC-to-IC Discussion – Howard County (MD) Fire

August 27, 2020 1:00 PM EDT This webinar will feature Battalion Chief Charles Ridgely (retired), Howard County Fire and Rescue, the incident commander of a seven-alarm mansion fire that killed a firefighter in Clarksville, Maryland on July 23, 2018. Chief Ridgely will discuss the incident and share his experiences in dealing with the aftermath. » Watch Online on August 27th READ


NFFF Provides Transformative 100% Scholarship Awards Under Newly Restructured Program

– This group of applicants is the first to receive scholarship awards under the Foundation’s newly restructured scholarship program. Under the new program, developed in consultation with our scholarship partners, awards are now based on an assessment of a student’s financial need and academic performance.  READ


2020 National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Weekend Update

– Our volunteers, staff and Board of Directors evaluated many options to continue the tradition of gathering in front of the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial this October. While we are disappointed to postpone the 2020 Memorial Weekend events, it is important to know that the nation’s fallen firefighters will not be forgotten. On October 4, the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation will broadcast a National Tribute to honor America’s Fallen Firefighters. READ