LIGHT UP RED

National Fallen Firefighters

This year will be the 41st annual National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Weekend on October 8th and 9th 2022. Each year, the Foundation sponsors the official national tribute to all firefighters who died in the line of duty during the previous year. Thousand attend the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Weekend in Emmitsburg, Maryland. The “Light The Night for Fallen Firefighters” has expanded to include fire departments and families lighting their homes in red. As dusk turns to dark, landmarks, homes, fire service organizations, and businesses across the country will again glow in respect from October 2nd thru the 9th, 2022, to the fallen and their families. We at Kingdom fully support this effort!

In addition to lighting up our communities in red, we also encourage you to participate in the “Bells Across America for Fallen Firefighters“. The sound of a bell holds special significance for the firefighters. Historically, the toll of a bell summoned members to the station, signaled the beginning of a shirt, notified departments of a call for help, and indicated a call was completed and the unit had returned to the station. To take this a step further, departments sounded a series of bells when a firefighter died in the line of duty alert all members that a comrade had made the ultimate sacrifice. This time-honored tradition continues today during the funerals or memorials services for firefighters.

On October 9th, we not only want to have our properties lit up in red to honor these fallen hero but we will in addition participate in the “Bells Across America for Fallen Firefighters“. Bells will ring from coast to coast as a grateful nation pauses on Sunday, October 9, 2022 to honor those firefighters who died in the line of duty in 2021 and previous years. Kingdom will also participate in any way with this effort. Here’s how you can too.

1. Plan Your Light Tribute

We invite fire departments, fire service organizations, and the community to participate in Light the Night for Fallen Firefighters. You can begin by setting a date for your Light the Night for Fallen Firefighters tribute, anytime between October 2 – 9, 2022.

2. Organize Materials & Test Your Plan

If your organization does not already have red lighting installed in the bays, you can also consider having lights installed by Kingdom Christmas Lights.

3. Sign Up to Participate

We want to recognize your participation on our website, visit www.firehero.org/lights-signup to share your event with the NFFF. Your event will be listed on our website and pinned on our Light the Night for Fallen Firefighters map.

4. Promote Your Event

Once you have planned your tribute, please share the event with your community through your social media, digital signboard, community newsletters, etc. Contact your local media and send a media advisory about your tribute to the nation’s fallen firefighters.

5. Hold Your Event & Share Your Story

The Foundation will show our families how their loved ones were honored and would like to collect photos and stories to give future participants ideas. Email us at dclark@firehero.org and/or share with #nffflightthenight2022 Every October, the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation sponsors the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Weekend, the official national tribute to those firefighters who died in the line of duty during the previous year. In 2017, the Foundation created Light the Night for Fallen Firefighters to recognize the 25th anniversary of the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation and the National Fallen

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