Scenes from the 40th annual National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Weekend
The NFFF, industry leaders and other attendees share photos and videos from Emmitsburg, Maryland
EMMITSBURG, Md. — America’s fallen fire heroes who died in the line of duty were honored at the 40th Annual National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Weekend in Emmitsburg, Maryland.
The names of 215 firefighters recognized at this event will become a permanent part of the National Memorial in honor of their sacrifices. This year's event includes honorees from both 2019 and 2020, as the Memorial Weekend was canceled last year due to the pandemic.
- 2021 Honor Roll: Firefighters killed in the line of duty in 2020.
- 2020 Honor Roll: Firefighters killed in the line of duty in 2019.
Following are scenes shared by the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation, industry leaders and other attendees of the Memorial Weekend events.
The most solemn day of the year at the National Emergency Training Center as the campus hosts the 40th National Fallen Firefighters Memorial service. pic.twitter.com/KlGzHn47Sp— Dr. Jeff Stern (@SternJD) October 3, 2021
We @PhillyFireDept remember... @DHSgov @fema @usfire Natl. Emergency Training Ctr. for the 40th Annual @NFFF_News Memorial Service honoring Mike Bernstein & our other PFD heroes. #FireHero2021 pic.twitter.com/r5GQgfMBjj— Adam K. Thiel (@ThielAdam) October 3, 2021
Great to see a few of my fellow Fire Chiefs and participate in the @NFFF_News 40th Annual Fallen Firefighters Memorial Weekend. @Chief_Wolford @jrund64 @chiefdonnablack @BaltimoreFire pic.twitter.com/dMCoGWw3aD— Chief Tiffany Green (@PGFDFireChief) October 3, 2021
.@BLMNational Honor Guard is a long-time participate in @NFFF_News Fallen Firefighters Memorial Weekend. Honor Guard are uniformed employees who display integrity & gratitude for those who have died in the line of duty. The fallen are #NeverForgotten. #FireHero2021 #FireYear2021 pic.twitter.com/0MB6XiDSBa— Bureau of Land Management Fire (@BLMFire) October 3, 2021
Families gather to remember their family members. These are regular people who lost a loved tragically in the line of duty serving the citizens of our outstanding country. Firefighters alongside other public safety personnel improve the quality of life when a 911 call is received pic.twitter.com/aCFfFUdxk8— @jmbuckman3rd (@jmbuckman3rd) October 3, 2021
More about the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial
The National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Park is located on the campus of the National Fire Academy in Emmitsburg, Maryland.
At the heart of the park, the National Fallen Firefighters Monument is a striking stone monument encircled by plaques listing the names of all members of the fire service who have died in the line of duty since 1981. A brick Walk of Honor connects the National Monument to the historic Memorial Chapel, which houses the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation’s business office. At the far end of the Memorial Park is the 9/11 Memorial Plaza and To Lift A Nation, a sculpture created by Stan Watts to honor the fire service heroes of September 11, 2001. The plaza and walkway in front of the sculpture contain a brick for every firefighter lost during the attack on the World Trade Center, as well as those firefighters who have died of occupational illnesses since that tragic day.
In 2019, the Walk of Honor was expanded to connect the National Monument to the 9/11 Memorial Plaza. This section of walkway was designated to honor all firefighters who died in the line of duty prior to 1981. An inscribed brick has been placed for each of these firefighters from every state. The addition of this new branch of the Walk of Honor completes the second phase of a three-phase Memorial Park development project expanding the Walk of Honor to connect the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial and the historic Memorial Chapel to the 9/11 Memorial Plaza.