Spring 2018 Newsletter

The Foundation Trumpet

Latest News


New Scholarship Honors Extraordinary Life of Fallen Firefighter

In recognition of Alan’s spirit for giving, the NFFF has established the Alan Patrick Sondej Memorial Scholarship Fund for Families of Fallen Firefighters. This new scholarship will be part of the Foundation’s Sarbanes Scholarship Program and was made possible by a donation from a former volunteer firefighter from Prince George’s County.

Chief John Tippett

National Fallen Firefighters Foundation Welcomes Chief John Tippett

The National Fallen Firefighters Foundation is pleased to announce the selection of Chief John Tippett to serve as the Foundation’s Director of Fire Service Programs.

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Devastating Week for U.S. Fire Service as Multiple Tragedies Claim Lives of 9 Firefighters

The National Fallen Firefighters Foundation extends our deepest condolences to the loved ones of these courageous firefighters and is working to assist their families and departments.

4-Star Rating from Charity Navigator

National Fallen Firefighters Foundation Receives Coveted 4-Star Rating from Charity Navigator

The National Fallen Firefighters Foundation’s strong financial health and commitment to accountability and transparency have earned it a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, America’s largest independent charity evaluator.


Fire Hero Family Programs News

2018 Fire Hero Family Wellness Conference Highlights

Watch scenes from the 2018 Fire Hero Family Wellness Conference held in Blue Ash, Ohio
 

 

Register for These Summer Programs

Outward Bound
June 9 – June 15, 2018

This exciting 7-day program, for young adults, age 18-25 who have lost a firefighter parent, combines hiking the Appalachian Trail with activities designed to encourage self-expression and healing. This course challenges you to discover inner strength.

Register Now

Register Before April 30, 2018

Hal Bruno Camps for Children of Fallen Firefighters

Hal Bruno Kids Camps
June 29 – July 1, 2018

We will partner again with Comfort Zone Camp to provide a bereavement camp for children of fallen firefighters who have been honored in Emmitsburg. The Foundation will hold both the 4-6 age camp and the 7-17 age camp together in New Jersey.

Register Now

Register Before May 9, 2018

Save the Date

Young Adults Retreat
August 2 – 4, 2018

We will hold a retreat for children, for ages 18-25, who have lost a firefighter parent. You will interact with other young people who have had similar experiences, gain skills to deal with grief and to develop increased independence and self-expression.


Fire Service Programs News

Apply to Be an Everyone Goes Home® Advocate

The National Fallen Firefighters Foundation’s Everyone Goes Home® program is encouraging firefighters to apply for Everyone Goes Home® advocate positions in each state to promote the 16 Firefighter Life Safety Initiatives and to reduce firefighter LODDs and injuries.

International First Responder Seatbelt Pledge

Take the International First Responder Seatbelt Pledge

If your department has not taken the International First Responder Seatbelt Pledge, please take a moment learn more about the program and sign the pledge online today!

Everyone Goes Home® Program Wants Your SOPs

We’re collecting information about SOPs on cancer reduction, violent incidents, mental health, and response policies to highlight best practices.

Happening Soon

Initiative 11: Addressing a National Emergency Response Policy

On May 17-18, 2018, the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation is hosting Initiative 11: Addressing a Fire Service National Emergency Response Policy conference to address converging issues on response policies. The goal of the conference will be to uncover how attitudes toward response policies have evolved since the last formal look we undertook in 2007.


Get Involved

2018 FDIC 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb

A Climb to Remember: Honor the 343 Members of FDNY at 7th Annual FDIC 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb

Join the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation and hundreds of others attending FDIC on Friday, April 27th for the 7th Annual FDIC 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb at Lucas Oil Stadium.

 

Photos: New York Knicks 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb Presented by Chase

Hundreds came out to the first-ever New York Knicks 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb presented by Chase at Madison Square Garden. It was a wonderful event! Thank you to everyone who participated.


Upcoming Events

2018

162 Home Run Challenge
New York Yankees Home & Away Games – Bronx, NY
March 29, 2018 – October 1, 2018


2018 9/11 Memorial Stair Climbs
Locations Across the US – Various Locations, US
April 7, 2018 – October 28, 2018


2018 National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Golf Tournaments
Locations Across the US – Various Locations, US
June 3, 2018 – November 15, 2018


2018 Firefighter Appreciation Day with the Nationals
Nationals Park – Washington, DC
July 22, 2018


Fire-Rescue International 2018
The Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center – Dallas, TX
August 8, 2018 – August 11, 2018


Outward Bound 2018
Outward Bound – Mid-Atlantic – Appalachain Trail, PA
August 12, 2018 – August 18, 2018


Firehouse Expo 2018
Music City Center – Nashville, TN
October 16, 2018 – October 20, 2018


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Stop, Drop, Rock ‘n’ Roll 2018



American Firefighter


NFFF Golf Tournaments


Seatbelt Pledge


VCOS 9/11 Memorial 5K Run/Walk