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.
Please join us as we mourn the loss of our friend Dr. Harry Carter, who was was instrumental in his contributions to the fire service.
The Board of Directors and Staff of the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation extend our deepest sympathies to the family, friends, and the Fire Hero Family community as we mourn the loss of our friend Eileen Coglianese on March 4, 2021.
As a five-term U.S. Senator, Paul Sarbanes paved for the way for Congress to create the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (NFFF) in 1992. Previously, Senator Sarbanes helped secure the location for the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial in Emmitsburg, Maryland.
The Board of Directors and Staff of the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation extend our deepest sympathies to the family and friends of Maryland Fire-Rescue Institute Executive Director Emeritus and Chaplain Emeritus for the Maryland Fire Chiefs Association, Chief John W. Hoglund.
It was my good fortune to have worked with Chief Brunacini (Bruno) in the Phoenix Fire Department for nearly 3 decades – including 15 years in the position of Assistant Fire Chief. He was not only my boss – he was also my friend, mentor and coach. Many of the successes I have experienced in my career are (in one way or another) a reflection of my close relationship and experiences with Alan.
Alan Brunacini was well-respected and admired throughout the entire U.S. Fire Service and a good friend to the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation.
» Tribute to Chief Alan Brunacini
We extend our deepest sympathy to Chief Svetanics’ daughters and grandchildren and to his many friends in the fire service.
The Foundation was extremely saddened to learn of Ray Pfeifer’s passing on Sunday. Ray was a friend of the Foundation and an inspiration. He was a leader and role model whose compassion for others was extraordinary. Ray Pfeifer will be deeply missed.
Today, the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation honors and remembers Chairman Emeritus, Hal Bruno, who died at age 83, five-years-ago, on November 8, 2011.
Glenn Gaines was a long-time friend of the NFFF and often visited the Fallen Firefighters Memorial Chapel where he spent time in quiet reflection. He will be missed, and we offer our most sincere condolences to his family and loved ones.