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As the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation enters its 30th year of service, we remain committed to our core mission and values. With help from our staff, volunteers, affiliates and partners, your extra efforts and dedication to our mission ensured that we would not just survive the time of COVID but surpass expectations.
Glatfelter Award Recognizes Chief Dennis Compton’s Extraordinary Service to the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation
The National Fallen Firefighters Foundation is pleased to present the 2020 Arthur J. Glatfelter Distinguished Service Award to Chief Dennis (Denny) Compton, former Chairman of the NFFF Board of Directors.
Deputy Fire Chief Billy Goldfeder, NFFF Board Member, Receives the Mason Lankford Fire Service Leadership Award
Chief Goldfeder’s contributions to firefighter safety, health, and survival capture the spirit of the Mason Lankford Award, which embraces the importance of advocacy and leadership on behalf of all firefighters and emergency services personnel.
The CSU/NFFF Scholarship covers up to 60 credit hours toward one online degree program and will be applied directly to the recipient’s tuition for up to three years or until the completion of the selected online degree program, whichever comes first.
Fire Hero Family Featured Events
The National Fallen Firefighters Foundation is proud to announce the “Legacies in Leadership” website, which contains thoughts and advice from the past and present fire service leaders to the next generation of fire service influencers.
Incident Commander-to-Incident Commander Webinar Series
In the Incident Commander Webinar Series National LAST Coordinator Ian Bennett and special guests discuss the incidents, their aftermath, the impact it had, and offer insight into what happens when an incident commander suffers a line-of-duty death on their watch.
This webinar features a discussion with Deputy Chief James Forgo about a Prince William County fire that resulted in a line-of-duty death Technician I Kyle Robert Wilson on April 16‚ 2007.
NEXT DISCUSSION: May 27, 2021 1:00 PM EST
- NFFF IC-to-IC Discussion – Baltimore County (MD) Training Exercise
- NFFF IC-to-IC Discussion – West, Texas Fertilizer Explosion
- NFFF IC-to-IC Discussion – Neosho (MO) Grain Bin Fire
- NFFF IC-to-IC Discussion – Conway (SC) Residential Fire
- NFFF IC-to-IC Discussion – Medical Office Building Fire
- NFFF IC-to-IC Discussion – Commercial Shopping Center Fire
- NFFF IC-to-IC Discussion – Knights of Columbus Hall Fire
- NFFF IC-to-IC Discussion – Toledo Arson Fire
- NFFF IC-to-IC Discussion – Philadelphia Fire
- NFFF IC-to-IC Discussion – Clarksville Mansion Fire
Join us as we begin our 60-day NFFF 2-Pound Challenge. Whether you want to lose weight, exercise more, clear away clutter, or just relax a bit more, this challenge is for you. Starting off with small goals can lead to big accomplishments!
First Responder Center for Excellence Featured Events
This two inch 9/11 20th Anniversary Commemorative Challenge Coin features a 3D rendering of the 9-11 Memorial in the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Park at the National Emergency Training Center in Emmitsburg, Maryland. It is solid brass, with dual-plated gold and silver finish, and with beveled edges and cut out details.
Although the pandemic kept us from gathering in person in October 2020, the NFFF produced the video program America’s Tribute to Fallen Firefighters, commemorating the 103 firefighters who died in the line of duty in 2019 and previous years. You can join in honoring these heroes by placing a brick in their memory on the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Park’s Walk of Honor® for a donation of only $100. As part of the Honor a Hero brick program, you may choose to honor a specific fallen firefighter; or just choose to donate to help us make sure all 103 firefighters are honored.
The National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (NFFF) introduces the NFFF Giving Circle, honoring donors who give $1,000 or more a year. The Giving Circle’s four levels are designed to offer exclusive opportunities for greater involvement with the NFFF. If your circumstances allow it, we hope you will consider becoming a member.
The National Fallen Firefighters Foundation is proud to partner with film distributor Oscilloscope on the release of their new film SILO on May 7th. The creators of this upcoming motion picture, inspired by true events, will be donating 5% of the price from the rental of the film to the NFFF.
The Thin Red Line Debit Card is the first in our series of community checking accounts. Honoring our everyday heroes and supporting organizations with every purchase. Firefighters and their family members can pay with pride while supporting the NFFF.
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July – October 2021
Locations Across the U.S.
The 9/11 Memorial Stair Climbs are not timed races, but a way for everyone to remember America’s fallen firefighters.
» Find a Stair Climb Near You Or Climb Virtually
October 2 – 3, 2021
NETC – Emmitsburg, MD
Every October, the Foundation sponsors the official national tribute to all firefighters who died in the line of duty during the previous year.
» Light the Night for Fallen Firefighters
» Bells Across America for Fallen Firefighters