NFFF Connect

NFFF Connect: NFFF IC-to-IC Discussion – Philadelphia Fire

September 24, 2020 1:00 PM EDT This webinar will feature Assistant Chief Robert Wilkins, Philadelphia Fire Department, who was the incident commander of a wind-driven house fire that killed a firefighter in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on December 9, 2014. Chief Wilkins will discuss the incident and share his experiences in dealing with the aftermath. » Watch Online on September 24th READ

NFFF Provides Transformative 100% Scholarship Awards Under Newly Restructured Program

– This group of applicants is the first to receive scholarship awards under the Foundation’s newly restructured scholarship program. Under the new program, developed in consultation with our scholarship partners, awards are now based on an assessment of a student’s financial need and academic performance.  READ

2020 National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Weekend Update

– Our volunteers, staff and Board of Directors evaluated many options to continue the tradition of gathering in front of the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial this October. While we are disappointed to postpone the 2020 Memorial Weekend events, it is important to know that the nation’s fallen firefighters will not be forgotten. On October 4, the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation will broadcast a National Tribute to honor America’s Fallen Firefighters. READ

Memorial Monday

Memorial Monday – Swanson Office Building Fire

– On June 4, 1965, two Omaha firefighters died of smoke inhalation after searching for trapped workers at the Swanson Office Building on June 4, 1965. READ

Chief Charles Hood

NFFF Congratulates SAFD Chief Charles Hood on Being Selected Fire Chief of the Year

– Chief Hood’s progressive leadership style and vision have resulted in many achievements over his 36 years dedicated to the fire service. The NFFF congratulates San Antonio Fire Department’s Fire Chief Charles Hood, on being selected as Metro Fire Chiefs Association's Fire Chief of the Year, a prestigious honor voted on by the Metropolitan Fire Chiefs Association, a group of 200-plus fire industry leaders from around the world. READ

Chief Ronald Jon Siarnicki

Chief Ronald J. Siarnicki Elected CFSI NAC Chairman

– Chief Siarnicki is replacing Chief Greg Cade of the NFPA, who served as Chairman for three years. Chief Siarnicki served as the Vice Chair for two terms. Chief Craig Hannan of the International Fire Service Training Association (IFSTA) was chosen to fill Chief Siarnicki’s former position as Vice Chair.  READ

National Traffic Safety Awareness Month

National Fallen Firefighters Foundation, the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund and Maglite Partner with the Pedestrian Safety Institute for National Traffic Safety Awareness Month

– According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration a pedestrian was killed every 88 minutes in 2017, now that number is even higher. We have partnered with the Pedestrian Safety Institute (PSI) to drive awareness of the deadliest days of the year for pedestrian and traffic fatalities in the Month of July. READ

Fraud Alert: Beware of Calls Soliciting Donations for the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation

– The Foundation reminds individuals that the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation does not now, and never has, solicited individual donations over the phone. » 3 Things You Can Do If You Suspect Fraud READ

Message to the Nation’s Fire Service from Chief Ronald J. Siarnicki, Executive Director of the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation

– Our mission also includes a focus on keeping firefighters safe. We urge each of you and your department to remain ever watchful and do all you can to return to your families safe and healthy. With that in mind, we’ve put together some important resources that may help you. READ

Techniques to Manage Stress: Practical Applications Workshop

– June 8, 2020 8:00 pm EDT Zoom If you feel like you could improve your stress, focus, resilience, or energy, this workshop is for you! Learn some relaxation, mindfulness, and peak performance techniques, figure out which ones suit you best, or resume practices you have done before. This workshop is open to family members of fallen firefighters; please pre-register with Erin at by Sunday, June 7.  READ