Possible Government Shutdown Forces Relocation of National Fallen Firefighters Foundation

Emmitsburg, MD – Due to the likelihood of a Federal government shutdown, the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (NFFF) will move its operations Monday off of the campus of the National Emergency Training Center in Emmitsburg, Maryland. The campus houses the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial where next weekend’s ceremonies to honor 81 firefighters are scheduled to occur. The move will make certain that these firefighters and their survivors are honored even if a shutdown makes the national memorial at the Department of Homeland Security facility off limits.

In addition to the hundreds of survivors attending, the annual events are made possible by the efforts of more than 1,000 firefighters and others from around the country.

Recruits from the Anne Arundel County Fire Department will move items to support the weekend from the NFFF offices beginning at 9 am Eastern Time. The foundation will have senior staff and returning survivors available to answer any questions. The campus is located at 16825 S. Seton Ave., Emmitsburg, MD 21727.

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