Michael Leonard

National Fallen Firefighters Foundation Welcomes New Board Member

– The National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (NFFF) is pleased to announce the appointment of Michael Leonard, Vice President of Motorola Solutions Sales and Services, Inc. for the Mid-Atlantic region to the Foundation’s Board of Directors.  READ

National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Closed Due to Government Shutdown

– Due to the lapse of funding causing a Federal Government shutdown, the campus of the National Emergency Training Center (NETC) in Emmitsburg, Maryland, the home of the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial, is closed to the public. Until the shutdown is resolved we ask for everyone’s patience and understanding.
» View the Memorial Live Web Cam READ

Highlights from the 2018 Fire Hero Family Tree Lighting

– Highlights from the 2018 Fire Hero Family Tree Lighting held in Emmitsburg, Maryland on December 7. The National Fallen Firefighters Foundation holds this event in memory of our fallen firefighters. These trees carry ornaments sent in by families in honor of their loved ones.
» View Photos from the Tree Lighting on Flickr

Cadet Program

Are you part of a High School Fire or EMS Cadet program?

– The National Fallen Firefighters Foundation is planning the 2019 High School Fire and EMS Cadet Program Symposium and have developed a survey to identify specific areas of interest.
» Take the Survey READ

Raise a Glass in Tribute

Raise a Glass in Tribute

– For the fifth year, Distant Cellars Winery is offering Tribute Wine to support the programs and services of the NFFF. READ

Improve Firefighter Cardiac Health

NFFF Asks Your Support to Improve Firefighter Cardiac Health

– Dr. Denise Smith and her team are conducting a brief survey to better understand the incidence of various cardiovascular conditions in the fire service.
» Improve FF Cardiac Health - Take the Survey READ

Troy Santner National Children of Fallen Firefighters Fund

Making Christmas Morning Brighter for Children of Fallen Firefighters

– Three years ago, Troy Santner decided he wanted to help a very special community that he and his brothers and sisters understood too well; children of fallen firefighters. READ

Stakeholders Meet to Discuss Firefighter Life Safety Initiative #11

– Attendees in Columbus encouraged the development of an NFPA standard that will organize and bring structure to response policies in fire departments across the nation, noting that one of the causal factors often cited in preventable line-of-duty deaths is the lack of a policy or procedure in place or the failure to follow an existing policy.  READ

Answer the Call This #FireHeroTuesday

Mark #GivingTuesday as #FireHeroTuesday

– In 2018, the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (NFFF) will again mark #GivingTuesday as #FireHeroTuesday. You can answer the call on Tuesday, November 27, 2018, to honor America’s fallen fire heroes, assist their families, and work to prevent firefighter line-of-duty deaths and injuries. Support the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation. READ

Sarbanes Award

CFSI and NFFF Accepting Nominations for the Senator Paul S. Sarbanes Fire Service Safety Leadership Award

– Co-sponsored by CFSI and the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation, the Senator Paul S. Sarbanes Fire Service Safety Leadership Award was established in 2009 to recognize public safety organizations for outstanding contributions to the advancement of firefighter health and safety. The deadline for submissions is December 6, 2018. READ