National Fallen Firefighters Foundation
“The United States Congress created the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation to lead a nationwide effort to remember America’s fallen firefighters. Since 1992, the tax-exempt, nonprofit Foundation has developed and expanded programs to honor our fallen fire heroes and assist their families and coworkers.” Go to the Fire Service Programs tab and look at LODD Resources.
A Labor of Love, How to Write a Eulogy. Garry Schaeffer.
This book, recommended by a fire chief, offers tips on what to say and provides sample eulogies. The book can be ordered and downloaded online or by calling (801) 479-7487. It is also available through the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation Lending Library.
Lighthouse Uniform Company
The Lighthouse Uniform Company has a Fallen Firefighter and Fallen EMS Dress Uniform Program. They will provide a dress uniform for burial to the department of a fallen hero. Shipping charges still apply, but they are able to provide the unform on short notice and at no additional cost. They are also a full service uniform supplier.
Wilbert Funeral Services and Wilbert Licensees are honored to provide families of firefighters, law enforcement officers and emergency medical personnel who have died in the line of duty with a tribute worthy of their valor and sacrifice. At no charge to the family, the company will donate a customized Wilbert Stainless Steel Triune® burial vault when traditional burial is chosen. If the choice is cremation, the company will offer a choice from four high-quality urns, as well as a Stainless Steel Triune urn vault if the cremated remains are to be buried.
Everyone Goes Home – Firefighter Life Safety Initiative
“Recognizing the need to do more to prevent line-of-duty deaths and injuries, the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation has developed a national program to bring prevention efforts to the forefront.”
The Fire Products Store
A good resource for bunting and shrouds.
Firefighter Autopsy Protocol
United State Fire Administration, 1991.
The Hundred Club of Connecticut is a charitable, non-profit, tax exempt organization committed to the task of easing the financial burdens of the surviving spouse and children of all police officers, correction officers, and firefighters, volunteer and full-time, who have given up their lives in the performance of their duties.
Organized in 1902 the Connecticut Fire Chiefs Association consists of approximately 700 fire service professionals both career and volunteer from across the state of Connecticut. The mission of the organization is to promote the position of Chief Fire Officers in Connecticut as the leaders of the fire service through continuing education, unity in the fire service, safety, and professionalism as a fire officer. The association is involved in legislative issues, training, regulatory and many other facets of the fire service.
Mission: To exchange ideas, technology and values that will enhance professional development within the fire service; to improve skills and increase knowledge of local fire service management, improve employer/employee relations and to support the concept of equal employment opportunities; to offer services and assistance to promote a communication network to respond to personal, professional and family needs of career fire chiefs.
The National Honor Guard Academy (NHGA) is dedicated to developing and elevating the ceremonial knowledge and skill level of honor guard units while reinforcing a sense of pride and compassion by upholding honor guard traditions with precise attention to detail. The NHGA specializes in providing honor guard training to firefighters, police officers, and EMS personnel.
National Honor Guard Commanders Association
“The mission of the National Honor Guard Commanders Association is to establish a group of Honor Guard Commanders nationwide, who will share information and experiences in order to make us stronger leaders and more knowledgeable in what we do.”
National Volunteer Fire Council
“The National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) is a non-profit membership association representing the interests of the volunteer fire, EMS and rescue services. The NVFC serves as the information source regarding legislation, standards and regulatory issues. The NVFC also provides resources and information to the volunteer fire and emergency services.”
Federation of Fire Chaplains
“We offer many resources for the Fire Chaplain to help build a relationship and ministry opportunity within the fire service.”
Bureau of Justice Solutions
Public Safety Officers’ Benefits Program
This website provides detailed information on the regulations governing the Public Safety Officers’ Benefits Program, along with claim forms and instructions for filing claims.
Click here for a Fact Sheet outlining the program.
Betsy Ross Homepage
U.S. Flag Rules and Regulations. This site provides detailed information on how to properly display the U.S. Flag.
“Our organization has been designed to meet the human needs and special needs of emergency service workers. Emergency workers come to us for advice and help when they find it hard to cope with the special issues that affect their lives.”
The Final Honor, Urns and Caskets
The mission of Final Honor is to give dignity, honor and a final resting place for all the dedicated men and women who have served tirelessly to make their community and this world a safe place.
Concerns of Police Survivors, Inc. (COPS)
“Provides resources to assist in the rebuilding of the lives of surviving families of law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty. COPS provides training to law enforcement agencies on survivor victimization issues and educates the public of the need to support the law enforcement profession and its survivors.
National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund
“The mission of the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund is to generate increased public support for the law enforcement profession by permanently recording and appropriately commemorating the service and sacrifice of law enforcement officers; and to provide information that will help promote law enforcement safety.”
Officer Down Memorial Page
The Officer Down Memorial Page, Inc., (ODMP) is a non-profit organization dedicated to honoring America’s fallen Law Enforcement heroes. More than 19,000 officers have made the ultimate sacrifice in the US and it is with great honor that the ODMP pays a lasting tribute to each of these officers by preserving their memories within its pages.
National EMS Memorial Service
Their mission is to “honor and remember those men and women of America’s Emergency Medical Services who have given their lives in the line of duty, and to recognize the sacrifice they have made in service to their communities and their fellow man.”