2021 FDIC 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb

A climb to remember and a way to never forget the 343 firefighters

– In remembrance of the 20th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 attacks, members of the public will join area firefighters to climb the stairs of the Lucas Oil Stadium in honor of the 343 firefighters from the FDNY who gave their lives while trying to save others. READ

Memorial Monday

Memorial Monday – Kingman Explosion (AZ)

– The Kingman Explosion, also known as the Doxol Disaster or the Kingman Boiling Liquid Expanding Vapor Explosion (BLEVE), occurred on July 5, 1973 in Kingman, Arizona. READ

Charity Ratings 2021

National Fallen Firefighters Foundation Earns Coveted 4-Star Rating from Charity Navigator for the 6th Year and Receives the Platinum GuideStar Nonprofit Seal of Transparency

– The National Fallen Firefighters Foundation is proud to announce that we have earned a 4-Star rating from Charity Navigator, America’s largest independent charity evaluator. This is the sixth consecutive time the NFFF has earned this top distinction. We are equally excited to announce that the NFFF has earned the Platinum Seal of Transparency which is the highest level of recognition offered by GuideStar. This was accomplished by showcasing the progress and results we are making toward our mission. READ

NFFF Connect

NFFF IC-to-IC Discussion – West, Texas Fertilizer Explosion

– This webinar features a discussion with President Doreen Strickland, Abbott Volunteer Fire Department (TX), who was the Incident Commander of a fertilizer company explosion that resulted in the line-of-duty deaths of 12 firefighters in West, Texas on April 17, 2013. » Watch the Webinar READ

Cintas Fire Protection

Cintas Fire Protection Division Partners with the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation

– The NFFF is proud to partner with Cintas, a national leader in Fire Protection. Cintas Fire Protection’s generous contribution will sponsor our National Stair Climb in Belmont Park, New York, and our Stair Climb program nationally. The funds from those events provide direct support to the families of fallen firefighters and supports programs of the FDNY. Cintas will also be sponsoring and hosting NFFF learning and development courses for local fire departments and leadership to promote our Prevent the Preventable (PtP) programs nationwide. READ

Memorial Monday

Memorial Monday – St. Louis Apparatus Crash (MO)

– Three firefighters were killed and six others injured in a crash while responding to a residential fire in St. Louis, MO. READ

Responding to Violent Incidents 2.0

Responding to Violent Incidents 2.0 Now Available on the Fire Hero Learning Network

– The National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (NFFF) has re-launched its Fire Hero Learning Network course relating to the national response to violent incidents. The new course, Responding to Violent Incidents 2.0, is a self-paced program that adds information on response to civil unrest and public assembly events, material from the NFPA 3000: Standard for an Active Shooter Hostile Event Response (ASHER) program, and Tactical Emergency Casualty Care. READ

NFFF Connect

NFFF IC-to-IC Discussion – Neosho (MO) Grain Bin Fire

– This webinar features Retired Fire Chief Greg Hickman, who was the fire chief during a Neosho (MO) grain bin fire that resulted in the line-of-duty death of Firefighter Timothy S. Hardy on November 7, 2005. » Watch the Webinar READ

NFFF Connect

NFFF IC-to-IC Discussion – Conway (SC) Residential Fire

– This webinar features Fire Chief Phillip Hendrick, who was the incident commander of a Conway (SC) residential fire, that resulted in the LODD of Christopher Gene Ray on March 20, 2016. » Watch the Webinar READ

National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Weekend

In-Person 40th Annual National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Weekend – October 2-3, 2021

– Last week, the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation announced the 40th Annual National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Weekend is currently planned to be held in-person on October 2-3, 2021, on the grounds of the National Emergency Training Center (NETC) in Emmitsburg, Maryland. Due to the global pandemic there continues to be uncertainties, about COVID-19 restrictions, and challenges the pandemic may bring. READ