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National Fallen Firefighters Foundation

The National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (NFFF) honors and remember America’s fallen fire heroes, assists their survivors in rebuilding their lives, and works to reduce firefighter deaths and injuries. Since its creation by Congress in 1992, the Foundation has developed many programs honor our assist our fire hero families and the fire service community. The Foundation receives funding through private donations from caring individuals, organizations, corporations, and foundations.
As NFFF liaison to the FDNY, Minogue works to support firefighters and their families – and pay forward positivity
Government officials hear testimonies about challenges involving recruitment, cancer, mental health, EVs, climate change and beyond
One retired FDNY firefighter is taking his mission to Never Forget to new heights, climbing Mount Kilimanjaro with a banner that honors 9/11’s fallen firefighters
The chief highlights the immense responsibility, plus the importance of support, that comes with his new role at the Foundation
Fire service leaders, families gather in Emmitsburg for the annual service
Watch this year’s tribute, which honors 79 firefighters who died in the line of duty in 2022 and 65 firefighters who died in previous years
Honor guard members raised and lowered 144 U.S. flags over the National Fallen Firefighter Memorial
With his retirement nearing, the NFFF’s executive director reflects on the Foundation’s evolution and the profound connections he’s made along the way
Thousands attended events to honor firefighters who died in the line of duty in 2021
“It was a beautiful ceremony, and we’re very proud to be here,” said widow Michelle Ruedy, expressing shared feelings
Even as time and distance separate us from 9/11 and memories begin to fade, the NFFF remains committed to Never Forget fallen firefighters and their families
Even as we move further from 9/11, the need for support is ongoing for those fallen firefighter families and new ones every year
The Foundation cited weather uncertainties and the possibility of government shutdowns in October as the reason for the shift
Learn who is eligible to receive PSOB benefits, how to appeal if your application was denied and how the program processes COVID-19-related claims
The National Fallen Firefighters Foundation encourages fire departments and citizens alike to use red lights to honor and support firefighters
The Center is offering no-cost regional cancer seminars for firefighters
The video salute features footage from the ceremonial events from this year’s NFFF 40th Anniversary Memorial Weekend, honoring 215 firefighters
With the 2020 event canceled due to COVID, the 2021 return to Emmitsburg recognized two years of American fire service LODDs
The 40th annual National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Weekend honored fallen firefighters from 2019 and 2020
We are thankful that the 9/11 stair climb events serve as a vehicle for firefighters across the country to gather and remember their fallen brothers
Learn more about the history of events where participants honor the 343 fallen FDNY members by climbing the equivalent of 110 stories
Chief Bashoor considers what the fire service has learned since 9/11 and what more we can do to honor our fallen brothers
Aliza and Carson Devoe were granted the funding in light of the death of their father, Lt. Dennis Devoe, who died on the way to a March 2017 house fire caused by a hoverboard
The National Fallen Firefighters Foundation broadcast a video Sunday honoring 82 firefighters who died in the line of duty in 2019 and 21 firefighters who died in previous years
The National Fallen Firefighters Foundation invites communities to participate in “Bells Across America for Fallen Firefighters” on the weekend of Oct. 4
The National Fallen Firefighters Foundation will provide an opening ceremony video, printable honor badges and a digital bell for this year’s event
NFFF will broadcast a National Tribute to honor fallen firefighters on Oct. 4 and hold event in 2021