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Scholarships 2021-2022

2021-2022 NFFF Scholarship Applications Accepted Online

– The National Fallen Firefighters Foundation’s scholarship programs, enable spouses, life partners, children, and stepchildren of our fallen firefighters pursue their educational and career goals. Apply by March 1, 2021. READ


Memorial Monday

Memorial Monday – Louisville Recreation Center Fire

– Three firefighters were killed in a roof collapse after a backdraft occurred at a Louisville recreation center fire on December 17, 1960. READ


National First Responder Covid-19 Grant Relief Program

– The National First Responder Covid-19 Grant Relief Program has been established to provide financial support to first responders and their families in need during the current COVID-19 pandemic. This micro-grant application will be open until funding is no longer available. READ


Arthur J. Glatfelter Distinguished Service Award

Nominations Now Open for 2021 Arthur J. Glatfelter Distinguished Service Award

– In appreciation for Art’s achievements, the NFFF has created the Arthur J. Glatfelter Distinguished Service Award to recognize exceptional service to the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation. » Download the Application Form READ


Senator Paul Sarbanes

Remembering Senator Paul Sarbanes

– As a five-term U.S. Senator, Paul Sarbanes paved for the way for Congress to create the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (NFFF) in 1992. Previously, Senator Sarbanes helped secure the location for the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial in Emmitsburg, Maryland. READ


Watch the 2020 Virtual Fire Hero Family Tree Lighting

– Each year the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation decorates holiday trees in memory of all fallen firefighters. These beautiful trees are on display in the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Chapel, featuring ornaments from the families and departments of America’s Fire Heroes from around the country.  READ


Santa Claus Delivered

– By Mark Steffy, Son of Edward Steffy (2011-PA) When I was young, one of the things I always looked forward to at Christmas was my father playing Santa Claus at various Christmas parties. He... READ


Coping with the Holidays and Survivors’ Night Before Christmas

– It's that time of year again—holidays, shopping, songs, food, parties. Memories, dread, sadness, obligations, forced cheer. Wherever you are in your own journey, it’s good to anticipate that there will be some tough moments and to have a plan in place to deal with those. READ


Memorial Monday

Memorial Monday – Wichita Commercial Roof Collapse

– An auto dealership roof collapse killed the fire chief, two firefighters, and chief fire inspector of the Wichita Fire Department on November 21, 1968. READ


Grieving During the Holidays

Grieving During the Holidays

– The holidays can be difficult when you are grieving. Michele Neff Hernandez, founder and CEO of Soaring Spirits International, has some gentle reminders for navigating the holiday season. » Find Support: Weekly virtual support groups » Access Crisis Intervention Resources READ