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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


Resilience

Resilience in the Time of Covid

– Having resilience means being able to recover quickly from difficulties. And never in this century has resilience proven more important than now! Over the years, we’ve spoken with many Fire Hero Families about how they have worked toward becoming more resilient. Here are some tips that you, too might find helpful as you face a path that may be different than the one you thought you would be traveling. » Download & Print the Resilience Tip Sheet READ


Follow NFFF Family Programs on Twitter

NFFF Family Programs Is Now on Twitter

– Follow NFFF Family Programs on Twitter @FireHeroFamily for more information about many online resources and activities for Fire Hero Families. READ


Virtual 9/11 Memorial Stair Climbs

Personalize Your Climb to Never Forget

– Each year, firefighters and communities gather at 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb events across the U.S. to remember the brave men and women that died on September 11, 2001. This annual tradition will continue in 2020, with many of our local climbs expanding to include virtual options or adapting to an all-virtual format to adhere to varying social distancing and travel guidelines. READ


GuideStar’s Highest Seal of Transparency for National Fallen Firefighters Foundation

– The National Fallen Firefighters Foundation is proud to earn the 2020 Platinum Seal of Transparency, which is the highest level of recognition offered by GuideStar.  READ


Drew Gerken

National Fallen Firefighters Foundation and MAGLITE® Honor Omaha Firefighter Drew Gerken with Firefighter Hero Award

– Drew Gerken, of the Omaha Fire Department, assists families who have been affected by fires by organizing and delivering donated furniture to these families. » Nominate a Firefighter Hero in Your Area READ


Commemorative First Aid Kit Pays Tribute to Pelican Founder, Dave Parker

– To honor Dave’s memory, Pelican™ is releasing a limited edition first aid kit adorned with circa 1976 branding and a brass plate etched with David H. Parker’s name and dates of life. All proceeds will be donated to the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation. READ


When an LODD Occurs

New Incident Commander Course Addresses the Impact of a Line-of-Duty Death and Prepares Officers

– The National Fallen Firefighters Foundation, in cooperation with Stonehouse Media, is pleased to present When an LODD Occurs: Incident Commanders Speak, our latest resource for preparing incident commanders (IC) to cope with a firefighter line-of-duty (LODD).  READ


Memorial Monday

Memorial Monday – Auburn Apparatus Collision

– Two Lewiston firefighters died from injuries sustained when apparatus from Lewiston and Auburn collided at Court and Main Streets in Auburn while responding to a fire alarm on July 7, 1949.  READ


NFFF Connect

NFFF Connect: NFFF IC-to-IC Discussion – Boston Brownstone Fire

– This webinar will feature Chief Steven Shaffer, Boston Fire Department, the initial Incident Commander of a nine-alarm fire in four-story brick row house that killed two firefighters in Boston, Massachusetts on March 26, 2014. Chief Shaffer will discuss the incident and share his experiences in dealing with the aftermath. » Watch the Recorded Webinar  READ