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National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Park

A grateful Nation honors its fallen fire service heroes at the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Park located on the campus of the National Fire Academy in Emmitsburg, Maryland. The park is located about 90 minutes from Washington, DC, and Baltimore, Maryland.

At the heart of the park, the National Fallen Firefighters Monument is a striking stone monument encircled by plaques listing the names of all members of the fire service who have died in the line-of-duty since 1981. A brick Walk of Honor® connects the National Monument to the historic Memorial Chapel, which houses the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation's business office and gift shop. At the far end of the park stands the 9/11 Memorial, To Lift A Nation. In 2011, a brick plaza and walkway were added in front of the sculpture.

Future plans include the addition of a Visitors Information Center, the creation of a special area in the park to honor pre-1981 fallen firefighters, and expansion of the Walk of Honor® to join the newly installed plaza and walkway.

Learn More About the Memorial Park:

The National Fallen Firefighters Memorial The National Fallen Firefighters Memorial
The National Fallen Firefighters Memorial was designated by Congress in 1990 as the official monument to all fallen firefighters. Plaques surrounding the monument bear the names of 3,742 firefighters who have died in the line-of-duty since 1981.
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The Walk of Honor The Walk of Honor®
The park features a brick Walk of Honor® that connects the monument, the historic Fallen Firefighters Memorial Chapel, and memorial plazas. Each brick on the walkway bears a personal inscription. Proceeds from the sale of these bricks help to finance construction of the Park.
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The National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Chapel The National Fallen Firefighters Chapel
In 1997, the site was designated as the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Chapel to denote its special bond to America's fallen firefighters and their families. The Chapel and many other buildings on campus are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
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The 9/11 Memorial - To Lift a Nation 9/11 Memorial: To Lift a Nation
On November 5, 2007 a 40-foot-tall bronze monument, recreating the famous photo of 3 firefighters raising the flag at Ground Zero was dedicated. The memorial honors the sacrifice of the firefighters who died on September 11, 2001.
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Pre-1981 Section Pre-1981 Section of National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Park
Plans are underway to expand National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Park to include firefighters who died in the line of duty prior to 1981, before U.S. firefighter line-of-duty deaths were recorded.
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Are you planning to visit the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Park?

See the Visit Us Section for directions and other important information before visiting us. The National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Park is located on federal property, changes in security levels may affect visiting hours. Please call 301-447-1000 for current information on access to the campus.

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