The National Fallen Firefighters Foundation hosts events all over the Nation all year long. This years calendar is beginning to fill up with some of their great events. From 9/11 Memorial Stair Climbs, to NASCAR races, to Golf tournaments, and a survivors conference which was just held. The Memorial Weekend will be in October.
Supporting the NFFF is supporting your family. Through supporting their events, participating in their events, to financial contributions it all helps our family members who have lost a loved one.
Below are just some of their events. You can read what the NFFF is all about by visiting their main web site FireHero.org.
9/11 Memorial Stair Climb at FDIC
There will be another stair climb at FDIC this year on April 20th. Willie and I will be there. We have not decided if we are going to climb or not. If you have never climbed and will be at FDIC, plan on climbing.
This year, there are somewhere around 70 stair climbs taking place. Get to one and challenge yourself with the climb. Do it for the Pride of being a firefighter, Honor of our service, and Respect for our Fallen.
Information is available for the Daytona and Fontana, CA races. Registration is also available for both at this time.
Daytona, Florida – February 26, 2012 http://fireheroracing.com/daytona.html
Fontana, CA – March 25, 2012 http://fireheroracing.com/fontana.html
Dover, DE International Speedway – September 30, 2012 http://www.monstermileoffers.com/nfff
NFFF Memorial Golf
In 2004, the first Fallen Firefighters Memorial Golf Tournament was held to raise awareness and to help sustain the programs of the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation. Now in its eighth year, the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Golf has grown to include over 35 regional golf tournaments.
Golf in Leesburg, Florida
This is our first golf tournament of 2012 in Leesburg, FL on April 20th. Registration is live at https://www.regonline.com/golf12-leesburg
Golf in Cincinnati, Ohio
Greater Cincinnati golf tournament on June 8, 2012 in Rising Sun, IN. Registration is live http://golf.firehero.org/oh/cincinnati/
There are 35 regional tournaments. See if there is one near you and get out and hit the links: http://golf.firehero.org/
Survivors Conference Recently Held
From February 12 – 17, the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (NFFF) sponsored the Annual Fire Service Survivors Conference in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. Now in its seventh year, the conference attracts more than one hundred survivors each year. Attendees include both those who have recently suffered a loss and those from years before.