NFFF and Wilbert Funeral Services Inc. Partner to Assist Families of Fallen Firefighters with Funeral Arrangements

EMMITSBURG, MD (May 2, 2012)  The National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (NFFF) and Wilbert Funeral Services, Incorporated have introduced a new program that will help ease the burden of making funeral arrangements for the survivors of fallen firefighters while honoring the sacrifices their loved one made for the community. Through the Commemorating First Responders Program, families of firefighters who died in the line of duty can receive a burial vault or cremation urn and urn vault at no cost.

“Wilbert is honored to partner with the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation to formally offer our services to the families of the fallen,” said Terrence P. Whitlock, executive vice president of Wilbert. “We wish to express our grateful appreciation for the sacrifices these brave men and women were willing to make for their communities.”

Through this program, families who choose a ground burial can receive a Wilbert Stainless Steel Triune Burial Vault and a graveside service, if permitted by the cemetery. For those families interested in cremation, a choice of four urns is available. If the family intends to bury the cremated remains, a Wilbert Stainless Steel Triune Urn Vault will be provided as well as graveside service, if permitted.

“As part of the Foundation’s mission we want to ensure that the families of the fallen are being cared for and their needs are the priority,” said Chief Ronald J. Siarnicki, executive director of the NFFF. “Through this program we can shoulder one more responsibility for the loved ones of the fallen and help them through their devastating loss.”

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About the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (NFFF)

The United States Congress created the NFFF to lead a nationwide effort to remember America's fallen firefighters. Since 1992, the non-profit foundation has developed and expanded programs to honor fallen fire heroes and assist their families and coworkers.  The NFFF also works closely with the U.S. Fire Administration to help prevent and reduce line-of- duty deaths and injuries.  For more information on the Foundation and its programs contact us at 301-447-1365 or visit

About Wilbert Funeral Services Incorporated

Wilbert Funeral Service Incorporated is a licensor of Wilbert burial vaults and cremation urns, and is the industry leader with a network of over 195 Licensees serving funeral homes and cemeteries throughout North America. Visit for more information

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