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

NFFF Connect

NFFF Connect: NFFF IC-to-IC Discussion – Kings Tower Fire

– This webinar features Chief Michael Washington, Cincinnati Fire Department, Ohio, who was the Incident Commander of a fire in an apartment complex that killed a firefighter on March 26, 2015. Chief Washington discusses the incident and share his experiences in dealing with the aftermath. » Watch the Recorded Webinar  READ

Chief Keith Brower

Fire Service Programs Spotlight: Chief Keith Brower, Special Projects-Community Risk Reduction

– Chief Keith Brower is a Special Projects contractor for the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (NFFF). His primary role for the Foundation is serving as a member of the Steering Committee for Vision 20/20. He is also working to update the Be a Hero, Save a Hero® civilian fire safety program and has contributed information for NFFF Connect. READ

The Foundation Trumpet Newsletter

The Foundation Trumpet Spring 2020

– 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

NFFF Connect

NFFF Connect: Deutche Bank Fire with Chief Steve Raynis

– Chief Raynis and NFFF National LAST Coordinator Ian Bennett discuss the incident, its aftermath, the impact it had on Chief Raynis and insight into what happens when an incident commander suffers a line-of-duty death on their watch. » Watch the Recorded Webinar READ