National Fallen Firefighters Foundation
Identity and Sense of Self in Widowhood
Tue, 24 May 2022 19:55:07 +0000

In March, the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation hosted a virtual support workshop featuring Michele Neff Hernandez, who was recently named one of the Top 10 CNN Heroes of 2021. This workshop focused on how the death of a spouse or partner not only turns our world upside down, but it also re-shapes us as individuals. One of the most important elements of grief recovery is coming to know, appreciate, and respect the new self.

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NFFF IC-to-IC Discussion – Howard County Residential Structure Fire (MD)
Mon, 16 May 2022 21:45:33 +0000

This discussion features Chief John Butler, who recalls the line-of-duty death of Lt. Nathan “Nate” Flynn on July 23, 2018 at a residential structure fire.
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Join with the NFFF on May 4th for International Firefighters’ Day
Fri, 29 Apr 2022 14:12:03 +0000

This is a worldwide day to recognize those men and women of the fire service for their dedication to public service and bravery in keeping us safe.

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NFFF IC-to-IC Discussion – Sun Prairie Natural Gas Explosion (WI)
Tue, 26 Apr 2022 19:23:32 +0000

This discussion features Chief Chris Garrison, of the Sun Prairie Fire Department (WI), who recalls a natural gas explosion that resulted in the line-of-duty-death of Captain Cory Barr and the injury of another firefighter on July 10, 2018.
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Memorial Monday – Davidson Theatre Fire (WI)
Mon, 25 Apr 2022 04:01:08 +0000

Nine Milwaukee firefighters died in a collapse at the Davidson Theatre Fire on April 9, 1894.

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Following in the Footsteps of Service
Mon, 04 Apr 2022 04:01:54 +0000

Fire Hero family members often continue their loved one’s commitment to service. This episode focuses on two daughters of fallen firefighters who both lost their dads to heart attacks in the line of duty—in separate incidents, two years and hundreds of miles apart. Liza Aunkst ’s father, Mike, was a volunteer firefighter in Benedict, Nebraska; Rachel Prouty’s dad was fire chief in Brownsville, NJ. But the two young women became friends at NFFF’s Young Adult Retreat, an annual program that helps young people gain skills to deal with grief and build support systems as they move forward into full independence. Today, the young women have more than friendship and a similar story in common. Looking toward meaningful careers, both have chosen social work as their field. Hear them share their experiences of growing up amidst a dedication to service, finding connections to help face the future—and how legacy has played a role in each of their lives.

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Memorial Monday – Quackenbush Warehouse Fire (NJ)
Mon, 28 Mar 2022 04:01:12 +0000

Five Paterson firefighters died in a wall collapse at a 4-alarm fire at the Quackenbush Warehouse on March 12,1938.

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Longtime Fire Service Leader Karl Ristow to Receive NFFF Glatfelter Distinguished Service Award
Tue, 22 Mar 2022 13:45:49 +0000

The National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (NFFF) is recognizing Chief Karl Ristow, CFO, as the newest recipient of the organization’s Arthur J. Glatfelter Distinguished Service Award.

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Active Shooter and Situational Awareness Training Offered in Memory of Firefighter Garrett W. Loomis
Mon, 21 Mar 2022 20:30:44 +0000

A seminar titled “Active Shooter and Situational Awareness” is being offered for firefighters and other emergency responders this spring in Northern New York at no cost to participants.

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CSU Offers Fire Hero Family Scholarship Opportunity
Mon, 21 Mar 2022 13:41:20 +0000

There’s still time to apply for Columbia Southern University’s Virtual Learning Scholarship! Applications for this valuable—and highly flexible—opportunity are being accepted thru May 2.

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