9-1-1: LONE STAR fans can show their support of heroes and their families through a special retweet campaign through March 9, 2020.
Three Fire Departments Selected as Recipients of the Senator Paul S. Sarbanes Fire Service Safety Leadership Award
Representing career, volunteer and combination fire departments, these three recipients developed important health and safety programs for their personnel that are based on the 16 Firefighter Life Safety Initiatives established at the 2004 Tampa Summit. The initiatives form the criteria for the award. The award presentations will take place at the 32nd Annual National Fire and Emergency Services Dinner on April 30, 2020, in Washington, DC.
The National Fallen Firefighters Foundation is pleased to announce the appointment of three new members to the Board of Directors and three new members to the Board of Directors’ Advisory Committee.
The Arthur J. Glatfelter Distinguished Service Award from the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation was presented to Mary Ann Gibbons during Firehouse Expo in Nashville on October 10, 2019.
National Fallen Firefighters Foundation and MAGLITE® Honor Durham Fire Department and Chief Robert Zoldos with the Firefighter Hero Award
Chief Zoldos and the Durham Fire Department received the award for for their extraordinary efforts in battling carcinogen related cancer among firefighters.
Fire Hero Family Programs News
This conference is designed to assist you in facing the challenges and difficult experiences that come after the loss of a loved one. It is open to spouses, life partners, parents, adult children and siblings of fallen firefighters honored at the National Memorial in Emmitsburg, Maryland.
Applications are being accepted through March 1 for the 2020-2021 National Fallen Firefighters Foundation Scholarship Program. For the first time since it’s inception, scholars will apply online for the NFFF Scholarships.
We hope that you had a wonderful holiday season and enjoyed time doing the things that make you happy and bring you peace. As we look forward to a new year, we want to share a quick review of our 2019 Fire Hero Family programs.
Each year the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation holds a special Fire Hero Family Tree Lighting in memory of our fallen firefighters. These trees carry ornaments sent in by families in honor of their loved ones. This special event was held during the Inaugural Winter Family Retreat.
“Your diligent effort to provide resources of comfort and support have made a huge impact. I had a wonderful time being together at the Winter Retreat. It really helped me to refocus on the joy this season can bring. Please know that your work is changing lives for the better, and I feel so blessed to be on the receiving end of it.”
2020 National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Weekend – October 3 – 4, 2020
The 38th National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Service honored 92 firefighters who died in the line of duty in 2018 and 27 firefighters who died in the line of duty in previous years.
» Read the 2019 Remembrance Book
» Read About Our Firefighters on the Roll of Honor
» Congressional Flag Ceremony Honors 119
» See the 2019 Flag Raising at the National Memorial
» Other Memorial Weekend Coverage
» Bells Across America for Fallen Firefighters
» Light the Night for Fallen Firefighters
Fire Service Programs News
It turns out that wildland and structural firefighters are not all that different once you look past the yellow and blue shirts. Culture is the most critical piece to the adoption of safer practices across the fire service. This spring, the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation will host five Everyone Goes Home® in the Wildland Introduction Sessions. The two-day curriculum introduces Everyone Goes Home® concepts and the 16 Firefighter Life Safety Initiatives and is broadly aimed at those who have a responsibility to respond to fires in the wildland, even though it may not be their primary function.
In this Everyone Goes Home® Speak Up, Lt. Dustin Dunn talks about the importance of attitude in everything firefighters do.
The National Fallen Firefighters Foundation, in conjunction with the National Advisory Committee of the Congressional Fire Services Institute (CFSI), released the Truman Fire Forum Report during the Truman Fire Forum Working Group Steering Committee Meeting. The Truman Fire Forum Report reflects the work that was done from the 17th Annual Truman Legacy Symposium and Fire Forum held in Key West, Florida, in May 2019.
Earlier this fall, the September issue of Firehouse Magazine featured the 2019 Fire Service Health & Safety Report. This 32-page report contains 15 articles by some the fire service’s most respected authors and some of its rising stars.
The National Firefighter Registry will be used to track and analyze cancer trends and risk factors among the U.S. fire service to help the public safety community, researchers, scientists and medical professionals find better ways to protect those who protect our communities and environment.
The National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (NFFF) has redesigned the International Seatbelt Pledge site to encourage more firefighters to buckle-up every time they get in department apparatus or their own vehicle.
Thank You For Your Support
Watch highlights of the 2019 Firehouse Expo 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb held at Nissan Stadium in Nashville on October 11, 2019.
See highlights from the annual Boot Scootin’ Boogie held at the Wildhorse Saloon in Nashville during the 2019 Firehouse Expo.
Ways to Help
Step up at Lucas Oil Stadium in honor of the 343 members of FDNY who made the ultimate sacrifice on September 11, 2001. Climb with the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (NFFF) at the 2020 FDIC 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb on Friday, April 24, 2020. Participants will climb the stairs multiple times for a total of 110 stories, representing the number of floors in the Twin Towers.
Over the past 18 years, Stop, Drop, Rock ‘n’ Roll has played an important part in honoring America’s fallen firefighters. This year’s event will be held on Thursday, April 23, 2020, from 7:00 – 11:00 pm at the Indiana Roof Ballroom.
2020 National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Golf Tournaments
Locations Across the US – Various Locations, US
June 1, 2020 – November 14, 2020
Regional Fire Service Occupational Cancer Seminar – Jackson, MS (Postponed)
Mississippi State Fire Academy – Jackson, MS
August 25, 2020
2020 FDIC 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb (Virtual)
September 11, 2020 – December 31, 2020
NYSAFC FIRE 2020 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb (Virtual)
September 11, 2020 – December 31, 2020
Regional Fire Service Occupational Cancer Seminar – Oregon (Postponed)
Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards and Training – Salem, OR
September 21, 2020
America's Tribute to Fallen Firefighters
October 4, 2020
Regional Fire Service Occupational Cancer Seminar – Toms River, NJ
Ocean City College – Toms River, 08754
October 10, 2020