National Fallen Firefighters Foundation
National Fallen Firefighters Foundation
About the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation
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About the National Fallen Firefighers Foundation:
» Video: About the NFFF
» About the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (PDF)
» National Fallen Firefighters Foundation Programs
» National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Park
» Our Board of Directors
» Our Staff
» Frequently Asked Questions
» Annual Reports: 2012 | 2011| 2010 | 2009 | 2008

About the Everyone Goes Home® Firefighter Life Safety Initiatives Program:
» About the Everyone Goes Home® Program (PDF)
» 16 Firefighter Life Safety Initiatives
» More Everyone Goes Home® Resources

National Fallen Firefighers Foundation Financials:
» 2012 Financial Statement
» 990 Form for NFFF

National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Weekend:
» About the Memorial Weekend
» Firefighters We Have Honored (1981 - 2009)
» Roll Call: Pre-1981 Firefighter Line-of-Duty Deaths
» Video: Memorial Weekend Intro

How to Donate:
» Levels of Giving (PDF)
» Make a Donation to the NFFF
» Buy a Brick on the Walk of Honor®
» Shop at the Foundation Store


The United States Congress created the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation to lead a nationwide effort to remember America's fallen firefighters. Since 1992, the tax-exempt, nonprofit Foundation has developed and expanded programs to honor our fallen fire heroes and assist their families and coworkers.

The Foundation is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, located in Emmitsburg, Maryland. It is registered as a corporation in the State of Maryland. The Foundation receives funding through private donations from caring individuals, organizations, corporations, and foundations.

A grant from the Department of Justice's Bureau of Justice Assistance supports programs for survivors of fallen firefighters. The Federal Emergency Management Agency partners with the Foundation to sponsor many of the National Memorial Weekend activities. The National Institute of Standards and Technology supports work on a national research agenda to prevent line-of-duty deaths.

Our Mission

About the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation

Congress created the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation to lead a nationwide effort to honor America's fallen firefighters. Since 1992, the non-profit Foundation has developed and expanded programs that fulfill that mandate. Our mission is to honor and remember America's fallen fire heroes and to provide resources to assist their survivors in rebuilding their lives.

Each October, the Foundation sponsors the official national tribute to all firefighters who died in the line of duty during the previous year. Thousands attend the weekend activities held at the National Fire Academy in Emmitsburg, Maryland. The Weekend features special programs for survivors and coworkers along with moving public ceremonies.

Help survivors attend the Weekend

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The Foundation provides travel, lodging, and meals for immediate survivors of fallen firefighters being honored. This allows survivors to participate in Family Day sessions conducted by trained grief counselors and in the private and public tributes.

Offer support programs for survivors

When a firefighter dies in the line of duty, the Foundation provides survivors with a place to turn. Families receive emotional assistance through a Fire Service Survivors Network, which matches survivors with similar experiences and circumstances. Families receive a quarterly newsletter and specialized grief publications. Our Web site provides extensive information on survivor benefits, Foundation programs, and other resources.

Award scholarships to fire service survivors

Spouses, children, and stepchildren of fallen firefighters are eligible for scholarship assistance for education and job training costs.

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Help departments deal with line-of-duty deaths

Under a Department of Justice grant, the Foundation offers training to help fire departments handle a line-of-duty death. Departments receive extensive pre-incident planning support. Immediately after a death, a Chief-to-Chief Network provides technical assistance and personal support to help the department and the family.

Work to prevent line-of-duty deaths

With the support of fire and life safety organizations, the Foundation has launched a major initiative to reduce firefighter deaths. Our goal is to reduce line-of-duty firefighter deaths by 25 percent in 5 years.

Create a National Memorial Park

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The Foundation is expanding the national memorial site in Emmitsburg, Maryland, to create the first permanent national park honoring all firefighters. The park includes a brick Walk of Honor® that connects the Memorial Chapel and the official national monument.

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