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Foundation News
Our Lady of Angels Fire
Fire Service Programs News

Reflections on the 65th Anniversary of the Our Lady of Angels Fire

Hal Bruno’s first-hand account of the fire is a reminder of how quickly an ordinary day can become a memory carried forever. He understood this ...
Tree Lighting
Family Programs

Watch the Heartwarming Tradition – NFFF Holiday Tree Lighting

As the holiday season approaches, we are reminded of the sacrifices made by our nation’s fallen firefighters and their families. As part of the annual ...
Memorial Monday
Memorial Monday

Memorial Monday—Two Fort Worth Firefighters Die After Apparatus Accident

Firefighters Van Buren "V.B." Murphy and Thomas J. O’Brien died from crash injuries when they responded to a call on November 5, 1939.
Family Programs

Scholarships for Fire Hero Families

NFFF’s Sarbanes Scholarship Program provides educational funding to the spouses, children, and stepchildren of fallen firefighters—helping to ensure that even if financial circumstances have changed, ...
Firefighter News

Legacies of Courage: The Children of 9/11

Meet a resilient young woman who, having lost her firefighter father on 9/11 at the age of seven, navigates the complexities of growing up with ...
Homes for Heroes Foundation
Family Programs

Homes for Heroes Foundation Provides a Grant for NFFF Scholarship Program

The Homes for Heroes Foundation provided a grant for $25,000 for the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation Scholarship Program.
Charles Person - Honorary Fire Chief
Foundation News

Charles Person: Civil Rights Freedom Rider to Honorary Firefighter

Mr. Person went on to become a civil rights leader when he joined the Freedom Rides of 1961 as the youngest Freedom Rider. He then ...
Memorial Monday
Memorial Monday

Memorial Monday—Six FDNY Firefighters Die in Five-Alarm Maspeth Fire

Captain William F. Russell, Firefighters Richard Andrews, Francis X. Egan, Richard P. Gifford, James M. Marino, and George J. Zahn died in a wall collapse ...
Victor Stagnaro
Foundation News

Knox® and Friends Podcast: The Important Role of the NFFF Continues Under New CEO Victor Stagnaro

In the latest Knox and Friends podcast, Victor discusses his new responsibilities, priorities for the NFFF, how the fire service and corporate partners play a ...
National Stair Climb 2023
9-11 Stair Climb News

FDNY honors fallen members during 9/11 with stair climbing in Queens

The National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (NFFF) held their annual National 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb for Fallen Firefighters in Louis Armstrong Stadium in Flushing, Queens.
Love After Loss: An Unexpected Journey
Dawn Carroll

Love After Loss: An Unexpected Journey

Dawn and Mike’s story is a testament to the resilience of the human spirit and the transformative power of love. Love after loss is not ...
Chief John T. McGrath, Jr.
In Memoriam

In Memoriam: Chief John T. McGrath, Jr.

The NFFF extends heartfelt condolences to Chief McGrath’s wife, Carol Ann, and his children, John III, Joseph, James, and Alison. Chief McGrath’s impact on the ...