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Go Down Swinging - The Nathan Espinosa Story

Go Down Swinging – The Nathan Espinosa Story

– On September 19, 2018, the Los Angeles City Fire Department responded to a fire in a commercial structure. Within minutes of arrival, the department experienced a significant near miss event involving serious injury to one of its newest members. Rather than take the incident in stride as “part of the job,” LAFD Fire Chief Ralph Terrazas reviewed the incident and within ten days ordered a top to bottom cultural shift in the department’s response to structural fires. The story is a model of courageous leadership. READ


Honoring Fire Heroes

Adapt, Improvise, Overcome – Honoring Fire Heroes in the Time of Covid

– Emmitsburg, Maryland was calmer than it should rightly have been on Saturday evening, October 3, 2020. What should have been a bustling National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Weekend was instead a quieter time, as COVID-19 forced the cancellation of our official memorial events. READ


CFSI and NFFF Recognize Three Fire Departments for Their Commitment to Firefighter Health and Safety

– CFSI and the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation recognize the recipients of the Senator Paul S. Sarbanes Fire Service Safety Leadership Award. The Sarbanes award recognizes fire departments and organizations for embracing the 16 Firefighter Life Safety Initiatives. The recipients are the Clayton (DE) Fire Company, Prince George’s County (MD) Fire & Emergency Medical Services, and Sioux Falls (SD) Fire Rescue.  READ


Memorial Monday

Memorial Monday – Duluth Street Car Crash

– Fireman Finalyson and Fireman Twaddle of the Duluth Fire Department died from injuries they sustained in a street car crash on September 7, 1898. READ


NFFF Connect

NFFF IC-to-IC Discussion – Philadelphia Fire

– This webinar features Assistant Chief Robert Wilkins, Philadelphia Fire Department, who was the incident commander on April 6, 2013 at a combination commercial/residential property in the “Fabric Row” section of South Philadelphia. Tragically, Captain Michael Goodwin, succumbed to injuries from a fall from the roof of the fire building. Chief Wilkins will discuss the incident and share his experiences in dealing with the aftermath. » Watch the Recorded Webinar READ


America's Tribute to Fallen Firefighters

COVID-19 Does Not Stop Us from Honoring Our Nation’s Fallen Firefighters

– On Sunday, October 4, at 10:00 am EDT, the lives of 82 firefighters who died in the line of duty in 2019 and 21 firefighters who died in previous years will be remembered in the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation’s production of America’s Tribute to Fallen Firefighters. This 45-minute special will be available to watch on www.firehero.org and through the NFFF’s social media platforms. READ


The Foundation Trumpet Newsletter

The Foundation Trumpet – Summer 2020 Edition

– 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


Fill the Boot

Fill the Boot for Fallen Firefighters

– A time-honored tradition in the Fire Service, “Fill the Boot” campaigns traditionally raised funds in the community that were crucial for maintaining a fire department including equipment, apparatus, and other department needs. The National Fallen Firefighters Foundation asks you to be an "everydayhero" to our community by starting your own fundraiser. READ


Join Climbers Nationwide - National Stair Climb

Reflection and Respect Nationwide

– Starting on September 11, 2020 through the end of the year, join climbers nationwide in honoring our 9/11 heroes. In 2020, virtual climbers will bring this national remembrance to their communities, personalizing their journey to “Never Forget.” » Register for the National Stair Climb » View all 9/11 Memorial Stair Climbs READ


Fire Hero Kids - Camp HAL

Fire Hero Kids “Zoom” to Camp as NFFF Family Programs Go Virtual

– Kids Camps are offered every summer to two separate age groups: one for school-aged children and one for younger campers. The camps welcome children and step-children of any firefighter who has been honored at the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial in Emmitsburg, Maryland. READ