Congress created the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation to lead a nationwide effort to honor America’s fallen firefighters. Since 1992, the non-profit Foundation has developed and expanded programs that fulfill that mandate. Our mission is to honor and remember America’s fallen fire heroes and to provide resources to assist their families in rebuilding their lives and work within the fire service community to reduce firefighter deaths and injuries.
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PROGRAMS WE SUPPORT
9/11 MEMORIAL STAIR CLIMBS
The NFFF 9/11 Memorial Stair Climbs is a way to honor and remember the FDNY firefighters who selflessly gave their lives on September 11, 2001. Each participant pays tribute to a FDNY firefighter by climbing the equivalent of the 110 stories of the World Trade Center. This tribute not only remembers the sacrifice of a FDNY brother, but symbolically completes their heroic journey to save others. Through firefighter and community participation we can ensure that each of the 343 firefighters is honored and that the world knows we will never forget.
EVERYONE GOES HOME® AND PREVENT THE PREVENTABLE
In March 2004, a Firefighter Life Safety Summit was held to address the need for change within the fire service. At this summit, the 16 Firefighter Life Safety Initiatives were created, and a program was born to ensure that Everyone Goes Home. Our goal is to help the U.S. Fire Administration achieve its objective of reducing the number of preventable firefighter fatalities.
In addition, NFFF will embark on a renewed effort to continue to reduce firefighter deaths and injuries through a new program called Prevent the Preventable. The theme of this renewed effort is simple: By preventing the incident, or mitigating the effects, we not only enhance the safety of the public, but also that of firefighters.