NFFF Memorial Weekend – Getting Involved

Below you will find information specific to the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation Memorial Weekend. Whether you are a blogger, web site administrator, or firefighter you will find information and links to help you participate in the weekend even if you cannot attend. The email is actually a correspondence from Dave Statter who is in charge of media relations at the NFFF.

Captain Wines and I are on our way. We will be stopping at the Arlington National Cemetery to see the NFFF wreath laying at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldiers.

I will be busy assisting as the social media coordinator for the weekend and will be available…contact me if you need me!

For your convenience, all of the links and information you will need for Memorial Weekend coverage, live video, recorded video and social media can be found on this one page –

Here are some of the specifics.


I hope you will again be a part of the FireHero Network and embed live streaming of Saturday’s Candlelight Service and Sunday’s Memorial Service on your website.  And please encourage general news websites to do the same. Click here for streaming information:

Please let us know you will be carrying the telecasts so we can add your site to the FireHero Network.


In addition, you will be able to follow the weekend events through social media. NFFF has a team of firefighters on campus in Emmitsburg to provide pictures, video and details from the entire event.

The hashtag for Memorial Weekend is #FIREHERO2012. Please help us keep the fire service and the public informed by sharing and re-tweeting. We are National Fallen Firefighters Foundation on Facebook and @NFFF_news on Twitter.

We have two new campaigns this year for firefighters and the public to show their support of the fallen on their Facebook pages. On Saturday, October 6 at 6:30 pm, we want as many people as possible to “Light a Virtual Candle for a Fallen Firefighter.”  And on Sunday, October 7, we want everyone to “Ring a Virtual Bell for a Fallen Firefighter.” All the details are available here:


We now have a webcam that can provide you a view of the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial. It can be seen at


Our second Bells Across America for Fallen Firefighters is going strong and more departments and places of worship are signing on every day. Please continue to spread the word of this important program that encourages the public to pause and remember the firefighters who have died.


Over the weekend we will be posting video remembrances of firefighters from their survivors. As always, we have a growing library of Memorial Weekend videos on FireHero TV, our YouTube account.


The Virtual Remembrance Banner is available for anyone to pay tribute to a fallen firefighter or share a special memory of Memorial Weekend. It’s a wonderful way for family, friends and others who can’t be in Emmitsburg to have a connection to the events.

Departments and individuals can still add the National Fallen Firefighters Tribute Widget to their website, blog or Facebook page. Go to to copy and embed the widget.

Of course, webmaster Jenni McClelland  will be constantly updating the Memorial Weekend website with fresh pictures and information at  And you will always find information about all of the programs of the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation at


Webmaster Jenni McClelland can be reached at .

Media Specialist Bob Shilling will work with the press on site and can set up telephone interviews. Bob can be reached at