Important NFFF links:
On Saturday and Sunday the Nation will honor 105 firefighters who died in the line-of-duty. Once again, thanks to WUSA9.com, the U.S. Fire Administration’s PREPnet and Motorola, Inc., you will be able to watch Saturday’s Candlelight Service and Sunday’s Memorial Service live on the Internet. I have hosted these telecasts since 1996 and for about the last 10-years WTOP Radio’s Hillary Howard (Mrs. STATter911) has been the co-host. Of course, we would like to see you in Emmitsburg for the weekend events, but if you can’t make it, join us on the web.
Live Video Also Available On These Websites:
ARLnow.com | Eaglemountainfire.org | FireEngineering.com | Firefighterblog.com | Firegeezer.com | Firehouse.com | FireRescue1.com | howardfire.net www.kyrides.com | rescuingprovidence.com | Statter911.com | U.S. Fire Administration | westcoast911.com | wildfiretoday.com | www.dcfa.org
www.ehfd7.org | www.southmarengofr.org
As many of you know, since leaving my TV job in June, I have been doing work for the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation. I believe that one of the best ways you can honor the firefighters we are remembering this year is to help spread the word about the weekend. You can do so by making sure your department’s website is carrying the live coverage of the Candlelight Service & Memorial Service. It is simple to do. Just click here for an easy way to let your community see these important events. Also, let the news media in your area know they can carry the Memorial Weekend events on their websites.
There is a list above of some of those who have already committed to being a part of our Fire Hero Network. Can we add your website to this list? Just let us know by contacting me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
There are many events the Foundation is involved in to raise money to help the families of fallen firefighters. Take a look at the video above from Dover International Speedway that I shot on Sunday. It was an honor to take a ceremonial lap around the track in the hose bed of a Dover fire engine with 12-year-old Joseph Tagliareni Jr. of Secaucus, NJ. His firefighter father died in 1999.
The money raised from these events helps families like the Tagliarenis. The total donated to the Foundation on Sunday was $93,000. The next NASCAR event is in February at the Daytona 500. Keep watching Firehero.org for details.
There is another important fundraiser for the Foundation coming up on Friday, October 8 in Chicago. It’s the anniversary of the Great Chicago Fire. And the current Chicago Fire (the soccer team) has a special deal to benefit NFFF. Join us in a hospitality area at Toyota Park in Bridgeview, Illinois for food and drinks two hours prior to the start of the match. Click here to order tickets.