NFFF Al Sondej Memorial Scholarship Announcement

– The National Fallen Firefighters Foundation announced a new scholarship fund in honor of Alan Patrick Sondej. Al Sondej, a member of the Hyattsville Volunteer Fire Department in Prince George's County, Maryland died on March 16, 1988 from injuries sustained during a fire. The fund was made possible through a generous donation by Dave Levy a former volunteer firefighter at the nearby Chillum-Adelphi Volunteer Fire Department. READ

4-Star Rating from Charity Navigator

National Fallen Firefighters Foundation Receives Coveted 4-Star Rating from Charity Navigator

– The National Fallen Firefighters Foundation’s strong financial health and commitment to accountability and transparency have earned it a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, America’s largest independent charity evaluator.  READ

New Scholarship Honors Extraordinary Life of Fallen Firefighter

– In recognition of Alan’s spirit for giving, the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation has established the Alan Patrick Sondej Memorial Scholarship Fund for Families of Fallen Firefighters. This new scholarship will be part of the Foundation’s Sarbanes Scholarship Program and was made possible by a donation from a former volunteer firefighter from Prince George’s County. READ

2018 New York Knicks 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb Presented by Chase

New York Knicks Will Hold First-Ever Knicks 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb at Madison Square Garden on Saturday, March 31, Presented by Chase

– The New York Knicks and Chase will hold the first-ever Knicks 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb at 10:00 am on Saturday, March 31 inside Madison Square Garden, prior to the team’s First Responders Night game against the Detroit Pistons at 5:00 pm. READ

Philicia McCauley

The NFFF Welcomes New Staff

– The National Fallen Firefighters Foundation is pleased to announce that Philicia McCauley has joined our staff as a Financial Manager. READ

Help Extend the Reach of NFFF Sarbanes Scholarships

– Our scholarship program is possible through the generous support of several partners, including the Engine Company 5 Foundation/Steel Family Charitable Foundation, a 501(c)(3) not for profit corporation. For the last several years, the Engine Company 5 Foundation has awarded additional funds to nine of the scholarship recipients through the Terry Manning and David Edwards Memorial Scholarships. In the future, the Engine Company 5 Foundation wants to assist more children of fallen firefighters wishing to pursue a degree. READ

Leonard King

Remembering Chief Leonard King, Sr.

– It is with profound sadness that we share the news that Retired Chief Leonard T. King, Sr., died Thursday, February 1, in Annapolis, Maryland. READ

Burn Awareness Week

It’s Time for a Hero Campaign Marks Burn Awareness Week

– The National Fallen Firefighters Foundation is proud to join The Phoenix Society during Burn Awareness Week 2018 to empower burn survivors, to show burn survivors as positive role models, and to raise awareness and acceptance by sharing the real-life stories of those recovering from a burn injury.  READ

NFFF Congratulates Jack Sullivan on Receiving the FDSOA Lifetime Achievement Award

– Richard Maddox, chairman of the FDSOA board of directors, announced John (Jack) Sullivan, director of training, Emergency Responder Safety Institute, the 2018 winner of the annual Dave Dodson Lifetime Service Award.  READ

Fire Hero Learning Network Launches Certificate Program

– The NFFF has debuted a new tool in its mission to prevent firefighter deaths and injuries. The Foundation’s Fire Hero Learning Network now offers an Emergency Services Risk Reduction Program Certificate.  READ