The Fallen and the Brave

Help Survivors of America's Fallen Fire Heroes Honored in Emmitsburg

Text FIREHERO to 80077 to give $25 to the NFFF

Singer/songwriter Dave Carroll's new music video, "The Fallen and the Brave" honors firefighters who died while protecting their communities.

This video was shot at the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial in Emmitsburg, Maryland.

"I'm grateful to the NFFF for the opportunity to help commemorate the lives of fallen firefighters at the Memorial in Emmitsburg and across America," Carroll said. "This has been one of the most meaningful projects of my career."

"Dave Carroll's wonderful tribute will help the public understand the sacrifices made each day by the nation's firefighters and their families," said National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (NFFF) Executive Director Ron Siarnicki. "We hope this will inspire everyone to support the survivors of these heroes and Text FIREHERO to 80077 to make a $25 donation to NFFF."

The music video was produced by the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation in association with Austin Reeves and STATter911 Communications.

NFFF wants to thank those who helped with the video, including: the United States Fire Administration; Dave Carroll; Wayne Powell - National Fire Heritage Center; Don Briggs - Mayor of Emmitsburg; Chief Chad Umbel - Vigilant Hose Company; Vicki Pritchett - National Fire Sprinkler Association; Common Voices; and Astha Guitars. Additional video from Greg Guise at Guise Video, Rob Schield at Fire Cam and Bill Rohrer at Newsworking.

The United States Congress created the NFFF to lead a nationwide effort to remember America's fallen firefighters. Since 1992, the non-profit foundation has developed and expanded programs to honor fallen fire heroes and assist their families and coworkers. The NFFF also works closely with the U.S. Fire Administration to help prevent and reduce line-of-duty deaths and injuries. For more information on the Foundation and its programs visit

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