EMMITSBURG, Md. -- The National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (NFFF) announced today that it has dispatched its senior staff and a grief specialist to assist the Fire Department of New York (FDNY) in its efforts to deal with the tragic and horrendous losses that occurred earlier this week. Services to be offered in New York include grief counseling, peer support and scholarships for the families of fallen firefighters.
The United States Congress created the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation to lead a nationwide effort to remember America's fallen firefighters through a variety of activities. Since 1992, the tax-exempt, nonprofit Foundation has developed and expanded programs to honor our fallen fire heroes and assist their families and coworkers.
Thanks to a grant provided by The Allstate Corporation and The Allstate Foundation and ongoing support from the Department of Justice, the NFFF will be able to immediately begin assisting FDNY in meeting the many needs of their survivors. The team will provide assistance in conjunction with efforts by the Federal Emergency Management Agency and its United States Fire Administration.
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