The United States Congress created the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation to lead a nationwide effort to remember America's fallen firefighters. Since 1992, the tax-exempt, nonprofit Foundation has developed and expanded programs to honor our fallen fire heroes and assist their families and coworkers.
The Foundation is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, located in Emmitsburg, Maryland. It is registered as a corporation in the State of Maryland. The Foundation receives funding through private donations from caring individuals, organizations, corporations, and foundations.
A grant from the Department of Justice's Bureau of Justice Assistance supports programs for survivors of fallen firefighters. The Federal Emergency Management Agency partners with the Foundation to sponsor many of the National Memorial Weekend activities. The National Institute of Standards and Technology supports work on a national research agenda to prevent line-of-duty deaths
About the Everyone Goes Home® Firefighter Life Safety Initiatives Program:
» About the Everyone Goes Home® Program (PDF)
» More Everyone Goes Home® Resources
National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Weekend:
» About the Memorial Weekend
» Firefighters We Have Honored (1981 - 2009)
» Roll Call: Pre-1981 Firefighter Line-of-Duty Deaths
» Video: Memorial Weekend Intro
Sixteen Firefighter Life Safety