New Beginnings, New Approaches

New Beginnings, New Approaches

– We can all agree that 2020 was a year like none we have ever seen. The COVID pandemic brought collective loss and separation. Despite this additional challenge, we have worked to develop new approaches to help our community. Indeed, the ability to adapt to new circumstances is at the core of resilience and post-traumatic growth. READ

National Fallen Firefighters Foundation and Maglite Honors Novato Firefighter/ Paramedic Nicole Scott with the Firefighter Hero Award

– On January 13, 2021, Novato Fire Protection District Firefighter/Paramedic Nicole Scott received the Firefighter Hero Award for her leadership in addressing the behavioral health of firefighters. READ

Scholarships 2021-2022

2021-2022 NFFF Scholarship Applications Now Being Accepted Online

– The National Fallen Firefighters Foundation’s scholarship programs, enable spouses, life partners, children, and stepchildren of our fallen firefighters pursue their educational and career goals. Apply by March 1, 2021. READ

Memorial Monday

Memorial Monday – Louisville Recreation Center Fire

– Three firefighters were killed in a roof collapse after a backdraft occurred at a Louisville recreation center fire on December 17, 1960. READ

National First Responder Covid-19 Grant Relief Program

– The National First Responder Covid-19 Grant Relief Program has been established to provide financial support to first responders and their families in need during the current COVID-19 pandemic. This micro-grant application will be open until funding is no longer available. READ

Arthur J. Glatfelter Distinguished Service Award

Nominations Now Open for 2021 Arthur J. Glatfelter Distinguished Service Award

– In appreciation for Art’s achievements, the NFFF has created the Arthur J. Glatfelter Distinguished Service Award to recognize exceptional service to the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation. » Download the Application Form READ

Senator Paul Sarbanes

Remembering Senator Paul Sarbanes

– As a five-term U.S. Senator, Paul Sarbanes paved for the way for Congress to create the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (NFFF) in 1992. Previously, Senator Sarbanes helped secure the location for the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial in Emmitsburg, Maryland. READ

Watch the 2020 Virtual Fire Hero Family Tree Lighting

– Each year the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation decorates holiday trees in memory of all fallen firefighters. These beautiful trees are on display in the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Chapel, featuring ornaments from the families and departments of America’s Fire Heroes from around the country.  READ

Santa Claus Delivered

– By Mark Steffy, Son of Edward Steffy (2011-PA) When I was young, one of the things I always looked forward to at Christmas was my father playing Santa Claus at various Christmas parties. He... READ

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