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Chief Keith Brower

Fire Service Programs Spotlight: Chief Keith Brower, Special Projects-Community Risk Reduction

– Chief Keith Brower is a Special Projects contractor for the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (NFFF). His primary role for the Foundation is serving as a member of the Steering Committee for Vision 20/20. He is also working to update the Be a Hero, Save a Hero® civilian fire safety program and has contributed information for NFFF Connect. READ


The Foundation Trumpet Newsletter

The Foundation Trumpet Spring 2020

– The Foundation Trumpet Newsletter is the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation’s online quarterly newsletter. This is where you will find recent news on how we are fulfilling our mission. » Sign-Up for NFFF E-mail Updates READ


NFFF Connect

NFFF Connect: Deutche Bank Fire with Chief Steve Raynis

– Chief Raynis and NFFF National LAST Coordinator Ian Bennett discuss the incident, its aftermath, the impact it had on Chief Raynis and insight into what happens when an incident commander suffers a line-of-duty death on their watch. » Watch the Recorded Webinar READ


Pass it On 3: Making Good Progress

Pass It On – Making Good Progress

– By Deputy Chief Billy Goldfeder National Fallen Firefighters Foundation Board of Directors Friday, April 24, 2020, at FDIC, would have been the release and book signing of our third and final... READ


International Firefighters' Day

Thank You for Helping Us Celebrate Firefighters

– This International Firefighters' Day we came together to celebrate firefighters worldwide and thank them for their service. Whether you lit your home in red, made thank you signs, or watched special tributes online, you let firefighters know how much they mean to our communities.  READ


incident commander

NFFF Introduces New Support Program: IC to IC Network

– When a firefighter dies in the line-of-duty, fire departments swing into action to honor the life lost. For the incident commander, it can be a difficult and lonely time. There’s often no direct peer, no one else in their department who has experienced the unique perspective and range of emotions of losing a firefighter under their command. READ


Fire Service Behavioral Health Symposium

The First Responder Center for Excellence to Host Fire Service Behavioral Health Symposium at a Crucial Time

– The 2020 Fire Service Behavioral Health Symposium will expand on several topics from 2019 while focusing on boundaries, resilience, and post-traumatic growth. READ


Memorial Monday

Memorial Monday – Jass Manufacturing Company Fire

– On May 6, 1925, six Atlanta firefighters were killed instantly during mop up operations at the Jass Manufacturing Company fire. A fire-weakened floor above them, loaded with 150 bales of water-soaked cotton bales, collapsed. READ


Staying Mentally Healthy During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Short Video: Staying Mentally Healthy During the COVID-19 Pandemic – Part 6

– This week, Dr. Moreland talks about how to manage anxiety about loved ones who are serving in harm’s way, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic.  READ


Kelly Casillo

Fire Service Programs Team Spotlight: Research Specialist Kelly Casillo

– Kelly Casillo is the principal Research Specialist for the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation, working in the Fire Service Programs Department out of the Crofton, MD office. The Research Specialist position is responsible for compiling information needed so NFFF can render a decision to honor a fallen firefighter at the National Memorial in Emmitsburg, MD. READ