The Foundation Trumpet Newsletter

The Foundation Trumpet – Summer 2020 Edition

– The Foundation Trumpet Newsletter is the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation’s online quarterly newsletter. This is where you will find recent news on how we are fulfilling our mission. » Sign-Up for NFFF E-mail Updates READ

Fill the Boot

Fill the Boot for Fallen Firefighters

– A time-honored tradition in the Fire Service, “Fill the Boot” campaigns traditionally raised funds in the community that were crucial for maintaining a fire department including equipment, apparatus, and other department needs. The National Fallen Firefighters Foundation asks you to be an "everydayhero" to our community by starting your own fundraiser. READ

Join Climbers Nationwide - National Stair Climb

Reflection and Respect Nationwide

– Starting on September 11, 2020 through the end of the year, join climbers nationwide in honoring our 9/11 heroes. In 2020, virtual climbers will bring this national remembrance to their communities, personalizing their journey to “Never Forget.”  READ

Fire Hero Kids - Camp HAL

Fire Hero Kids “Zoom” to Camp as NFFF Family Programs Go Virtual

– Kids Camps are offered every summer to two separate age groups: one for school-aged children and one for younger campers. The camps welcome children and step-children of any firefighter who has been honored at the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial in Emmitsburg, Maryland. READ

Memorial Monday

Memorial Monday – Blackwater Fire

– A devastating wildland fire, known as the Blackater Fire, left 38 firefighters injured and 15 dead near Cody, Wyoming on August 21, 1937.  READ

NFFF Connect

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

– This webinar features Battalion Chief Charles Ridgely (Retired), of Howard County Fire and Rescue, who was the incident commander of a seven-alarm mansion fire that killed a firefighter in Clarksville, Maryland on July 23, 2018. Chief Ridgely discusses the incident and share his experiences in dealing with the aftermath. » Watch the Recorded Webinar READ

Bells Across America for Fallen Firefighters 2020

Ring Out in Support for Fallen Firefighters and Their Families

– Even during these extraordinary times, we find comfort and hope in coming together to support one another. This fall, communities can join us for the tribute to firefighters who died in the line of duty while protecting our neighborhoods. During this annual tribute, communities, faith congregations, and fire departments ring their bells on the weekend of the national tribute for fallen firefighters. READ

Light the Night for Fallen Firefighters 2020

Light the Night for Fallen Firefighters to Shine Bright in 2020

– Even though we cannot be together in Emmitsburg this fall for the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Weekend, it is more important than ever to show our Fire Hero Families and firefighters that we will always honor and remember our nation’s heroes. The Foundation invites individuals, communities, organizations, landmarks, and fire departments to join us for Light the Night for Fallen Firefighters. READ

Speaking Grief

Documentary Focused on the Experience of Grievers and the Ways to Support Them Airs

Speaking Grief is a documentary aimed at creating a more grief-aware society by validating the experience of grievers and helping guide those who wish to support them. It aired on National Grief Awareness Day, August 30, 2020. READ

Follow Fire Hero Kids on Instagram

NFFF Family Programs Launches New Instagram Account for Youth

– Follow @fireherokids on Instagram for more information about many online resources and activities for young Fire Hero Family members. READ