Posts Tagged NFFF

Bells Across America for Fallen Firefighters

From the NFFF:

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 (NFFF) in Bells Across America for Fallen Firefighters.  This poignant tribute is part of the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Weekend, October 7-8, in Emmitsburg, MD.  Please see the attached release.

click on the letter for a downloadable file

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Cardiac Enlargement in U.S. Firefighters

A new white paper released by the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (NFFF), “Cardiac Enlargement in U.S. Firefighters,” shows research has found a direct relationship between an enlarged heart and an increased risk for cardio vascular events, including sudden death, among firefighters.  

click on the paper for a larger, downloadable copy

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NFFF video on FF safety from Illinois

Chris Ranck found this video from the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation

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A call to help FDNY firefighters that have lost their homes

This from the National Fallen Firefighter Foundation:

Helping Our Own – Homes of 1,000 FDNY Families Lost or Badly Damaged by Hurricane Sandy

Our brothers and sisters in FDNY need our help. Since the attacks of 9/11 the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation has worked closely with the FDNY’s Counseling Services Unit and the retired firefighters who provide peer support. The counselors are now helping firefighters and other department employees deal with the devastation caused by Hurricane Sandy and they need our help.

Below is a list of specific items that can make things a bit easier for the FDNY families in the coming days and weeks. This list will change as the needs of the members change. If you are able to help, please follow the instructions below so NFFF and the Counseling Services Unit can make sure your donation goes directly to those at FDNY who need it most.

Baby Formula
Baby Food
Blankets (New)
Bleach (Gallon Jugs)
Canned Food (Non-Perishable)
Demolition Tools
Deodorant (New Un-Opened)
Diapers (Wrapped, All sizes)
Extension Cords (Heavy Duty, 50 Foot+)
Feet Warmers
Feminine Hygienic Products (New Un-Opened Packages)
Fire Starters/Fire Logs
Flashlights with Batteries
Garden-Style Sprayer for Bleach Dispersement
Gas Cans (5-Gallon)
Generators (Gasoline Powered, 5000 Watts or Greater)
Gloves (Knit/Winter, All Sizes)
Halligan Bars
Hand Sanitizer (Personal-Sized Bottles)
Hand Warmers
Knit/Winter Hats (All Sizes)
Non-Perishable Snack Items (Granola/Cereal/Energy Bars/Trail Mix)
Paper Towels (New Un-Opened)
Pillows (New) Sleeping Bags (New)
Socks (All Sizes)
Toilet Paper (New Un-Opened)
Toothbrushes (New, Un-Opened)
Toothpaste (New, Un-Opened)
Trash Bags Contractor Grade
Underwear (Regular, Thermal; New, Un-Opened Packages, All Sizes)
Water (Personal Size or Gallon Jugs)
Wrecking Bars (Short Ceiling Hooks, Miscellaneous Hand Tools)
Work Gloves (Leather, All Sizes)

For any individuals, organizations, or fire departments that would like to donate items, please use this form and indicate which items that you are able to provide. Please note that the list may change as different needs arise. Once your information is submitted, someone will follow up with you by email to confirm your donation and provide shipping instructions for those items.

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4th Annual Golf Tournament for NFFF

From Glenside Fire Protection District Deputy Chief James L. Larsen

Good morning,

Here is information about our 4th Annual Golf Tournament to benefit the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation. I hope you will consider sponsoring or golfing in this charity event that raises money for the families of firefighters killed in the line of duty. Please feel free to share this information with friends, family, and co-workers. There are still golf and sponsorship opportunities available however we are already over half sold out. I hope to see you on Friday July 20, 2012!

Glenside FPD Charity Golf Outing for the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation

Glenside FPD Charity Golf Outing for the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation



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National Fallen Firefighters Foundation Memorial Weekend Live Broadcast

Watch the 2011 National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Weekend Live on the Web

Memorial Service Broadcast: Sunday, October 16, 2011 9:00 am – 12:30 p.m. Eastern Time
(Telecast Begins at 9:30 a.m.; Service Begins at 10 a.m. Eastern Time)

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National Fallen Firefighters Foundation Memorial Weekend

The National Fallen Firefighters Association has multiple opportunities for firefighters, family members, and friends to participate in the remembrances of members of the fire service who have died in the line-of-duty. One of the initiatives is the Virtual Remembrance Banner which is available for anyone to pay tribute to a fallen firefighter or share a special memory of Memorial Weekend.

It’s a wonderful way for family, friends and others who can’t be in Emmitsburg to have a connection to the events.

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National Fallen Firefighters Foundation – Bells Across America

As mentioned in a previous post HERE, the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation is sponsoring the Bells Across America initiative this Sunday, October 16th in conjunction with the Firefighters Memorial Weekend.


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National Fallen Firefighters Foundation – Bells Across America


National Fallen Firefighters Foundation Bells Across America

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9/11 Anniversary – Chicago Fire Department

9/11 Stair Climb in Chicago

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