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Submit a Firefighter for Inclusion on the National Memorial

The National Fallen Firefighters Foundation was created by Congress in 1992 to honor and recognize firefighters who die in the line of duty each year. To meet this mandate, the Foundation reviews the circumstances of each firefighter fatality reported to determine whether the death also meets thecriteria for inclusion on the National Memorial in Emmitsburg, […]

Firefighter Tributes

Ideas for Local Tributes to Fallen Firefighters There are many ways to pay tribute to fallen fire heroes and make sure they are not forgotten. Here are some examples of how communities, families, and fire departments across the country have chosen to remember the contributions and lives of America’s bravest. Name a local school, street, or […]

Roll Of Honor

The Foundation honors America’s fallen fire heroes by sharing how they lived and what they meant to their loved ones, their communities, and our nation. The Roll of Honor lists the names of all firefighters honored at the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial since 1981. Read about these fallen heroes who died in the line of duty on […]

Project Roll Call

Project Roll Call honors firefighters who died prior to the establishment of the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial in 1981

Submit a Pre-1981 LODD

Project Roll Call honors firefighters who died prior to the establishment of the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial in 1981. You can submit a Pre-1981 LODD to the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation.

Add or Update a Firefighter Profile on the Roll of Honor

The online Roll of Honor is a solemn tribute to firefighters honored at the National Memorial since 1981. It lists their names and provides a dedicated tribute page for each firefighter. This digital platform ensures their memory and legacy endure, allowing visitors to explore their stories and the impact they made. It stands as a […]

Other Local Attractions During Your Visit

Destinations Near the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial If you are planning an extended visit, you can visit nearby historic sites in Frederick County, Maryland, and Gettysburg. You may also want to visit Washington, D.C., and Baltimore, Maryland, each about 75 miles from Emmitsburg. Here are some useful websites to plan your visit. National Shrine of […]

Visit the National Memorial Park

2022 National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Weekend

The Town of Emmitsburg is located 90 minutes from Washington, DC, and Baltimore, MD. Transportation If you plan to fly, there are three Washington-Baltimore area airports – Reagan National, Dulles, and Baltimore-Washington International/Thurgood Marshall. You can also reach Washington and Baltimore by train. Accomodations There are many places to stay when you visit the Emmitsburg, […]

Brick Search

A grateful Nation honors its fallen fire service heroes at the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial located on the campus of the National Fire Academy in Emmitsburg, Maryland. Work is underway to expand the monument site to create the first permanent National Memorial Park honoring America’s fire service. A brick Walk of Honor winds through the […]

Memorial Live Web Cam

A live webcam view of the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial in Emmitsburg, Maryland