Singer/songwriter Dave Carroll’s new music video, “The Fallen and the Brave” honors firefighters who died while protecting their communities. This video was shot at the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial in Emmitsburg, Maryland.
“Dave Carroll’s wonderful tribute will help the public understand the sacrifices made each day by the nation’s firefighters and their families,” said National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (NFFF) Executive Director Ron Siarnicki.
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Survivor Programs News
On October 9, 2016, 112 firefighters who died in the line of duty were officially honored at the 35th Annual National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Service in Emmitsburg, Maryland.
2016 National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Weekend
This summer, children of fallen firefighters were able to connect with others who have experienced a similar loss and learn skills to help with their grief.
Fire Service Programs News
Sher Grogg talks about how she lost her brother, sister-in-law, and their four grandchildren in a devastating Christmas tree fire and offers holiday safety tips to prevent another tragedy.
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The Carson J. Spencer Foundation and researchers at Florida State University are collaborating to conduct a national study on the behavioral health of women firefighters.
The National Fallen Firefighters Foundation honors and remembers Chairman Emeritus, Hal Bruno, who died at age 83, five-years-ago, on November 8, 2011. For more than 40 years, Hal Bruno served as an active member of the fire service, giving selflessly as a dedicated volunteer firefighter, advocate, commentator and leader. He is renowned for his commitment to fire safety initiatives and his compassion for the members of the fire service and their families.
The National Fallen Firefighters Foundation honored Gerard F. Scannell, Chief A. Marvin Gibbons and Hal Bruno with its Arthur J. Glatfelter Distinguished Service Award for their outstanding support of the NFFF’s mission.
For the second consecutive year, hundreds of people descended on Citi Field in Queens, New York to remember those firefighters who died in the line of duty. They came from 23 different states, numbered nearly 800, and when all was said and done, raised $150,000 to assist the surviving families and co-workers of fallen firefighters.
The Foundation has entered a contractual agreement with Rizzoli Publishing (NY) for a single coffee table style volume called American Firefighter.
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National Fallen Firefighters Foundation and The First Responder Center of Excellence Seek Interested Candidates
The National Fallen Firefighters Foundation and its recently created affiliate, The First Responder Center of Excellence for reducing Occupational Illness, Injuries and deaths, both 501(c)(3) non-profits with offices in Emmitsburg and Crofton, MD are currently accepting letters of interest and resumes for multiple positions.
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