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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


New study sheds light on questions about suicide in the fire service

– Every day the public relies on firefighters to respond without hesitation to manage and resolve multiple emergencies, often while putting themselves in high-risk situations. In the wake of multiple suicides within departments around the country, fire service leaders have asked if firefighters are more vulnerable to suicidal tendencies. READ


Mark Leddy

Honor our fallen fire heroes by climbing at Citi Field

– When he learned about the National Stair Climb for Fallen Firefighters, Leddy registered without hesitation. “I believed, as a New Yorker and as an American, it was my duty to do something to help the families and to honor those who gave of themselves without asking, ‘What is in it for me?’” he said. » Register Now: www.nationalstairclimb.org READ


Center for Public Safety Excellence and Rick Mason Receive Awards at FRI

– The Seal of Excellence is awarded to an individual or group that demonstrates their commitment to the 16 Firefighter Life Safety Initiatives. READ


Scholarships Awarded to 70 Survivors of Fallen Firefighters

– The National Fallen Firefighters Foundation and its partners awarded 70 scholarships to 61 children, 3 stepchildren, and 6 spouses for the 2015-2016 academic years, totaling over $210,000. READ


Donate to the Twisp River Fallen Firefighters Fund

– The families, friends and colleagues of the three firefighters who died in Washington State on Wednesday, August 19, need immediate help. » Donate Today! READ


The Flags for our Fallen

– “We want to pay it forward. We get it.” These two phrases are the unofficial mantra of the Honor Guard who recently volunteered their time for two days to prepare the flags for the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Weekend, October 3-4.  READ


15,000 Youth Join Project Paradigm & Coalition Partners In Fight Against Home Fires

– “The number of youth who have stepped up to accept our Challenge to help save lives truly is inspiring,” said Jeff Richardson, Project Paradigm’s Founder and CEO. “Normally, youth contests attract around 1,000 participants or less. Thanks in large part to the support of our partners like the US Fire Administration, American Red Cross, Phoenix Society, Vision 20/20, National Fallen Firefighters Foundation, National Association of State Fire Marshalls, and many, many others, these youth are part of an exciting movement to make a difference.  READ