News

All the best to Cathy and Linda

– It is with mixed emotions that we announce the retirements of two extraordinary National Fallen Firefighters Foundation staff members, Cathy Hedrick and Linda Hurley. READ


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


Coping with the Holidays

Coping with the Holidays and Survivors’ Night Before Christmas

– It's that time of year again—holidays, shopping, songs, food, parties. Memories, dread, sadness, obligations, forced cheer. Wherever you are in your own journey, it’s good to anticipate that there will be some tough moments and to have a plan in place to deal with those. READ


Coming to a Coffee Table Near You: American Firefighter

– The NFFF has entered a contractual agreement with Rizzoli Publishing (NY) for a single coffee table style volume called American Firefighter.  READ


Programs for Children of Fallen Firefighters- Kids Camp ages 4-6

Grief Camps and Young Adult Programs Help Children of Fallen Firefighters

– This summer, children of fallen firefighters were able to connect with others who have experienced a similar loss and learn skills to help with their grief. READ


Hal Bruno

Remembering Hal Bruno

– Today, the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation honors and remembers Chairman Emeritus, Hal Bruno, who died at age 83, five-years-ago, on November 8, 2011.  READ


National Fallen Firefighters Foundation and The First Responder Center of Excellence Seek Interested Candidates

– The National Fallen Firefighters Foundation and The First Responder Center of Excellence are currently accepting letters of interest and resumes for multiple positions.  READ


Help Researchers Learn More About Suicide and Mental Health Among Women Firefighters

– The Carson J. Spencer Foundation and researchers at Florida State University are collaborating to conduct a national study on the behavioral health of women firefighters. READ