NFFFLogo_AboutThe 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.

The National Fallen Firefighters Foundation developed the 16 Firefighter Life Safety Initiatives. Be a Hero, Save a Hero® supports Firefighter Life Safety Initiatives #14 and #15.  Firefighter Life Safety Initiative (FLSI) #14 states: Public education must receive more resources and be championed as a critical fire and life safety program. FLSI #15 states:  Advocacy must be strengthened for the enforcement of codes and the installation of home fire sprinklers. For more information on these two initiatives, visit