Karl Ristow

National Fallen Firefighters Foundation Donor Profile – Karl Ristow

– Read what brought Karl Ristow's attention to the NFFF and why its mission is important to him. Learn how you can join Karl in the NFFF Giving Circle. READ

Lisa Hampton

Finding Family

– During this hard time of uncertainty, it is heartbreaking that we will not be able to be together in person. But Lisa Hampton finds comfort in knowing that her NFFF family is there for her if she needs someone to talk to, laugh with, cry, or just listen, there is always someone there. READ

An Attitude of Gratitude

– Do you want to strengthen your immune system, lower the level of cortisol (stress hormone) in your body, reduce depression, improve sleep, reduce your blood pressure, increase your self-esteem, and improve how you see the world? If yes, try the practice of gratitude.  READ

Tanisha Hall


– Tanisha Hall says that gratitude is one of the most essential components to receiving blessings and shifting our perspective on life. She challenges us intentionally write down/post what you are grateful for, no matter how big or small for the for the next 30 days including #30DaysofGratitude. READ

Sylvia Kratzke and Heather DePaolo-Johnny

Gratitude Growing from Grief and Loss

– As you work through your grief and begin to resume your everyday life, the absurdity of the petty squabbling world around you becomes glaringly apparent. What is truly important becomes crystal clear. And that feeling stays with you as you continue your journey through grief, day by day, moving forward to new life, your first reason to be grateful. READ

Debit Card

A Debit Card Made for Heroes and Hero Families Like Yours!

– Langley Federal Credit Union is excited to announce the Thin Red Line Checking account and Debit Card! In honor of National First Responders day, between October 25 - October 31, $5 will be donated to the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation for all new Thin Red Line Checking accounts opened. Open Yours Today!  READ

Michael Stanley

National Fallen Firefighters Foundation and Maglite Honor Oshkosh Chief Michael Stanley with National Firefighter Hero Award

– Chief Michael Stanley was honored with the National Firefighter Hero Award for his leadership in addressing fall prevention for older adults and many other contributions to the community. READ

Memorial Monday

Memorial Monday – Sitka Brush Fire/Explosion

– Six were killed, including five firefighters in a brush fire that caused an explosion at Fort Ray in Sitka, Alaska on October 12, 1941. READ

NFFF Connect

NFFF IC-to-IC Discussion – Toledo Arson Fire

– This webinar features Deputy Chief James Price, incident commander at the January 26, 2014, arson fire resulting in the deaths of Firefighters Jamie Dickman and Stephen Machcinski. Chief Price discusses the incident, its aftermath, the impact it had and he offers insight into what happens when an incident commander suffers a line-of-duty death on their watch. » Watch the Recorded Webinar READ

Peer Support Programs for the Fire Service

Training Brings Awareness of the Benefits of Peer Support Programs

– Our latest online training course, Peer Support Programs for the Fire Service, discusses the important role that a peer support program can play in keeping firefighters and their departments healthy.  READ