Congressional Flag Ceremony Honors 144 Fallen Firefighters

2023 Congressional Flag Ceremony

On Wednesday, April 19, leaders of the Congressional Fire Services Caucus presented 144 American flags flown over the US Capitol to the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation. These flags represent each of the firefighters on the 2023 Roll of Honor, which includes 79 firefighters who died in the line of duty in 2022 and 65 who died in previous years.

Light Up Red for Fallen Firefighters

As dusk turns to dark during the first week of May, iconic buildings, landmarks, homes and fire departments across the country will glow in respect to the fallen and their families for Light the Night for Fallen Firefighters. This nationwide lighting, sponsored by the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (NFFF), leads up to the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Weekend on May 6-7, 2023. 

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 families. Join the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (NFFF) in Bells Across America for Fallen Firefighters.

Lighting the Night in Laconia, NH: Remembering Lt. Mark Miller

Laconia Light the Night for Fallen Firefighters

Inspired by Gayle’s grassroots efforts, participants in beautiful Laconia and surrounding towns have chosen a variety of creative lighting options. Their stunning red displays range from simple to stunning, and can inspire other communities, too.

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Chicago World’s Fair: Cold Storage Fire

Memorial Monday

One of Chicago’s deadliest fires erupted in the Cold Storage Building at the World’s Fair on July 10, 1893, claiming the lives of thirteen firefighters and four civilians.

In Memoriam: Chaplain Edward Stauffer

Chaplain Edward Stauffer

The National Fallen Firefighters Foundation mourns the loss of Chaplain Edward Murphy (“Ed”) Stauffer, who passed away peacefully at home in Meridian, TX on June 25, 2022.

NFFF IC-to-IC Discussion – Prince William County Residential Fire (VA)

NFFF Connect

This discussion features Battalion Chief Jason Reese of the Prince William County Fire & Rescue System. Chief Reese will discuss his experience as the company officer during a residential structure fire that resulted in the line-of-duty death of Technician I Kyle Wilson on April 16, 2007, and the aftermath.

NFFF IC-to-IC Discussion – Plumas National Forest Fire (CA)

NFFF Connect

This discussion features District Fire Management Officer Donald Fregulia, of the United States Forest Service, Plumas National Forest Beckwourth Ranger District (CA). Fire Management Officer Fregulia will discuss the wildfire, the line-of-duty death of Firefighter Ian Howard on August 21, 2016, and share his experiences in dealing with the aftermath.
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