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9/11 Memorial Stair Climb

9/11 Memorial Stair Climbs Retrace Heroic Steps

– As Americans reflect on the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks this year, nearly 50 cities across the U.S. will pay tribute to the New York Firefighters killed at the World Trade Center. They will do so by symbolically retracing their heroic steps in the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation 9/11 Memorial Stair Climbs.  READ


Fire Hero Families Explore Grief Through a New Lens

– If there is one word to describe the overall spirit of our Fire Hero Families during the pandemic, it would be resilience. This is also true of the National Fallen Fighters Foundation’s Family Programs approach to supporting these families. READ


Fire Hero Family Perspective: Sandra Clinton

Sandra Clinton: Please Attend Memorial Weekend

– If you have only recently learned about the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation and the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Weekend, you are not alone. Many families aren’t introduced to the Foundation until after they’ve experienced a tragic loss. Sandra Clinton was no exception—until she was notified that her husband Madison would be honored at Memorial Weekend 2019. READ


Rainbow Valley Fire Department

National Fallen Firefighters Foundation to Promote Kartoon Channel! Series “Rainbow Valley Fire Department” as Educational Tool

– The National Fallen Firefighters Foundation continues to spread fire safety and prevention education awareness by joining forces with Genius Brands International's Kartoon Channel! and its Rainbow Valley Fire Department series. Together, kids, parents and educators will heed the call to action to be a hero and save lives through learning important lessons presented in the series. The Foundation will promote the series through multiple points of distribution to their network as an entertaining, free resource to be used while educating kids on the importance of fire safety and prevention. READ


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


Pelican Cooler

Pelican Products’ Recent Cause Marketing Campaign Yields Positive Results in Support of the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation

– In advance of the 4th of July holiday, Pelican Products held a one-day promotion pledging to donate 100% of the sell price of their 30QT Americana Elite Coolers to the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation. The promotion on pelican.com/shop resulted in a donation of $7,500 to the NFFF.  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