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National Fallen Firefighters Memorial

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.
How the branches, groups and volunteers for the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Weekend work together to support the families of 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
From identifying your “why” to studying climb logistics, there are several factors to consider as you prepare to complete the climb in honor of fallen firefighters
The Rock symbolizes the dedication of the National Fire Academy – an important event in fire service history
Reflecting on the pain of 10 killed in a hate-driven shooting, 100,000 dead of drug overdoses and 1 million lost to COVID-19
The video salute features footage from the ceremonial events from this year’s NFFF 40th Anniversary Memorial Weekend, honoring 215 firefighters