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President Obama honors 87 firefighters who died in the line of duty

– The President spoke of bravery and courage that is instinctive among all firefighters, who are willing to walk through fire to save a stranger’s life. “Those we honor today lived a fundamental principle that binds us as Americans: I am my brother’s keeper and I am my sister’s keeper. That we look out for one another,” he said.  READ


Severe Weather Forecast Forces National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Weekend to New Locations

– Due to the inclement weather in the Mid-Atlantic region, the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (NFFF) is reverting to backup locations for this weekend’s ceremonies to honor 87 firefighters who died in the line of duty.  READ


President to deliver remarks at National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Service

– The President will honor 84 heroic firefighters who have died in the line of duty in 2014 and three firefighters who died in previous years.  READ


Congressional Flag Presentation Ceremony Honors Nation’s Fallen Firefighters

– Leaders of the Congressional Fire Services Caucus will present 87 American flags flown over the U.S. Capitol to the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (NFFF). These flags will be given to surviving relatives at the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Service on Sunday, October 4 in Emmitsburg, Maryland.  READ


2015 Memorial Weekend Offsite News

– Read more stories on the web related to the 2014 National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Weekend. READ


National Stair Climb: Bobby Halton Issues Challenge to the American Fire Service

– Fire Engineering Editor in Chief Bobby Halton issues a challenge to the American fire service: to attend the first National Stair Climb on October 10 at Citi Field in New York.  READ


Coming Together to Remember

– They come from as far as Florida, North Carolina and Colorado. Some are old hands at doing stair climbs, while others will ascend the steps for the first time. And they all have different reasons for climbing. But on October 10, hundreds of people will be united in one goal: Climb 110 flights of stairs to honor firefighters who gave the ultimate sacrifice.  READ


87 Fallen Firefighters to be honored at National Memorial on Sunday, October 4

– Join the U.S. Fire Service in honoring the lives of 84 firefighters who died in the line of duty in 2014 and three firefighters who died in previous years during the 34th National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Service on Sunday, October 4.  READ


Career and Contracting Opportunities with the NFFF are now online

– Interested in using your expertise and talents to further the mission of the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation? Check out the new Opportunities page on our website. READ


Honoring the Fallen One Step—and One Dollar—at a Time

– $1 per step. For Bill Price, a firefighter and registrant for the upcoming National Stair Climb for Fallen Firefighters, that seemed like a fitting fundraising goal. Specifically, $2,200 — a dollar for every step FDNY firefighters faced as they prepared to ascend the stairs in the World Trade Center on 9/11.  READ