Every October, the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (NFFF) sponsors the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Weekend, the official national tribute to those firefighters who died in the line of duty during the previous year. This years Memorial Weekend will be held October 6-7, 2018 in Emmitsburg, Maryland. The weekend includes specialized activities and group sessions and culminates with a Memorial Service on Sunday morning. Thousands attend the programs and services each year.
As dusk turns to dark, landmarks across the country will glow in respect to the fallen and their families for Light the Night for Fallen Firefighters. This nation-wide lighting is sponsored by the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation, as part of the weekend.
Lighting of your fire department in red during the Candlelight Service on October 6th, or any time during the week of October 1st, would be an additional symbol of support and comfort to the families and co-workers of those being honored. Please click here to let us know that you will join this extraordinary display of recognition.