On May 6 and 7, our nation will pause to honor 144 fallen firefighters at the 42nd National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Weekend. We will remember 79 firefighters who died in 2022 and 65 who died in previous years.
The National Fallen Firefighters Candlelight Service will be on May 6 at 7:30 pm ET, and the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Service will be on May 7 at 10:00 am ET. Both events are open to the public and will be live-streamed on the homepage of the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation’s website (firehero.org), NFFF’s YouTube Channel, and our Facebook page.
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This will be the first time the Memorial Weekend is being held in May rather than October, as it has been for decades. This change was made because of the frequent uncertainties of October weather along with potential federal government shutdowns, which could impact the ability to access the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Park.