National Fallen Firefighters Foundation Announces Registration Deadline for Memorial Honor Procession

Washington, D.C. -- The National Fallen Firefighter Foundation has announced that August 26, 2002 is the registration deadline for Fire Departments interested in participating in the Procession of Honor immediately prior to the NFFF Memorial Service on...

An Important Note about the Memorial Service ?As previously announced, the actual service inside the MCI Center, which will serve as this year's NFFF Memorial event, will be exclusively a family and LODD department event. Unfortunately, the number of families and direct participants involved in this year's commemoration, along with the space restrictions of the MCI venue, will not allow for general fire service attendance inside the facility. That is why large Jumbotron Screens will be in place outside the MCI center so that attendees will be able to view the entire memorial service live, but not able to be inside the facility.

The NFFF appreciates your understanding of the situation, and is grateful for all those who wish to use the Procession of Honor as a way to participate in this historic event.

To Register For Participation:?Thank you to those departments who have already responded. For those who have not yet responded and are planning to attend, it is essential that you provide the following information by August 26 by RETURN EMAIL or FAX to (703) 273-9363:

               Department name

               Contact name (please list one person who will serve as the main contact for the department)

               Phone number

               Email address

               # of personnel attending


To reply via email: Send an email to and indicate the information as above.

Travel and Lodging?Travel and lodging arrangements for non-LODD Departmental Members is the responsibility of each individual department or participant. Neither the IAFC nor the NFFF will be able to provide assistance in securing those details. If a hotel contacts us with a new special rate for this event, the information will be shared with the non-LODD participants immediately, but they will be limited and on a first-come-first-served basis.

Local Travel Resources:?Capital Reservations - (DC Convention/Visitors Bureau) 1-800-VISIT DC (1-800-847-4832) 8:30-6:30M-F "Visit DC" Website: City Hotels: Any travel/destination website such,,

For additional information, please contact: Lisa Plummer, IAFC PR Assistant at (703) 273-0911 ext 305 or email:

For additional details, the NFFF has a complete section on the Memorial Weekend located on their website,