Joint Statement from the IAFC, NFFF, NFPA and NVFC

Over the past few months, there have been an alarming number of firefighter fatalities. In light of that, we do want to remind every operational firefighter, company officer, crew boss, superintendent, and command officer about the importance of situational awareness, evaluation of risk, value of risk as compared to the likelihood of success and the all-important desire of your family, loved one’s and friends that they want every firefighter to go home at the end of their tour of duty.

2016 National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Weekend

Join a Nationwide Tribute for Fallen Firefighters

You can be part of a national tradition to honor the memories of firefighters who died in the line of duty and show your support for their survivors. Join the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation in Bells Across America for Fallen Firefighters.
» 35th Annual National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Weekend
» National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Weekend Roll of Honor


2nd Annual National Stair Climb for Fallen Firefighters

Help honor our nation’s fallen firefighters

On October 1, you can be a hero to the survivors of our fallen firefighters and to the firefighters that protect you. Take 2,220 steps with firefighters from around the country at Citi Field.
Learn More:
» Can’t be in NYC? Join the virtual climb!
» Find a 9/11 Stair Climb Near You

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Everyone Goes Home® Photo Contest


Powerful words about painful events

Twelve chiefs representing every type of department –metropolitan and rural, career, volunteer and wildland – share the grim realities of coping with a line-of-duty death.
» Watch the Video

Pre-1981 Walk of Honor® Section Dedication Ceremony

On Saturday, June 11, the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation dedicated a special section of the Walk of Honor® on the memorial grounds for firefighters who died prior to 1981.
» Honoring our vow to never forget
» Dedication Program Book
» View Dedication Ceremony Photos

Chief Compton presented with James O. Page EMS Achievement Award

The annual award is presented to a leader who has made a positive impact on a national scale, creating and promoting non-clinical innovation and achievements in fire service EMS management.

A new checklist to help firefighters prevent cardiac disease

The report lists 10 things firefighters can do to reduce cardiovascular disease. While much of it is common sense, the hope is this work will put a new focus on keeping firefighters healthy so they can fight fires and save lives.


Fallen Firefighters Memorial Golf

May – November 2016
Locations Across the U.S.
Now in its 13th year, the golf program has grown to over 30 tournaments that help the NFFF support survivors of fallen firefighters.
» Find a Golf Tournament Near You

St. Florian 9-11 Antique Fire Apparatus Muster and Bull & Oyster Roast

September 10, 2016
National Harbor, MD
Approximately 100 antique fire apparatus will be on display. After the muster, stay for a Bull and Oyster Roast including beer, wine, oysters, pork, and beef along the Potomac River.

35th Annual National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Weekend

October 8-9, 2016
NETC – Emmitsburg, MD
Every October, the Foundation sponsors the official national tribute to all firefighters who died in the line of duty during the previous year.

9/11 Memorial Stair Climbs

April – November 2016
Locations Across the U.S.
The 9/11 Memorial Stair Climbs are not timed races, but a way for everyone to remember America’s fallen firefighters.
» Find a Stair Climb Near You