Annual Memorial

Heroism & Sacrifice

Dedicated May 6, 2006 Located in the center of historic Nash Square, Raleigh NC, the total Memorial is 50 feet diameter. The central sculpture “Heroism & Sacrifice” is comprised of four life-size bronze firefighters in a realistic action collapsed building fatal fire scene, uniquely the first time such has been created in a large prestigious memorial. One firefighter is dying, having been crushed by a fallen I-beam; a comrade is holding the fallen firefighter’s head and calling for help.... read more

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Zane SchondelmayerZane Schondelmayer, son of LODD Jon Schondelmayer, recently informed the foundation of an special project he did.

For his senior high school class project, Zane conducted research on hearth disease and the fire service.

He said he did this as a tribute for his father, Jon Schondelmayer, who died last December.

The purpose of the project was to raise awareness of heart disease issues and raise funds for the NCFFF.

Zane presented the foundation with $315.00 recently.

Jon Shondelmayer

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John Gupton Funeral Arrangements

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Below are the funeral arrangements for Justice Firefighter John Gupton who died on the 16th.

Saturday September 20, 2014 from 6pm to 9pm
Strickland Funeral Home,
103 West Franklin Street
Louisburg NC
Fire Fighter’s Full Dress Uniform is requested.
No Apparatus, parking is very limited.

Sunday September 21, 2014 2pm
Duke Memorial Church
3976 NC581 Hwy
Spring Hope NC 27882
Apparatus and personnel should arrive at the church for parking and line up at 1pm.



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Franklin County Apparatus Crash

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We are following news about a Apparatus crash in Franklin County.  We will post more when we get more information.  The article below states one firefighter killed and one in the hospital.

You can read what we know so far at WRAL TV


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ncfff_board_cwcIn response to the overwhelming support from firefighters and others across the State during the Cold Water Challenge, some of our NCFFF board members did the challenge at Expo last week to thank everyone for their support. Over $15,000 was raised during the Cold Water Challenge across the State. Thanks!!!!!


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Raleigh Firefighters Take on Cold Water Challenge for Fundraiser

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22_special_2014Anthony Ladd won the Henry 22 Firefighter Special Edition rifle at Expo.

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Capital Area Fools Show Their Support

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Capital_Area_Fools_2014Thanks to the Capital Area Fools for the donation of $4,500 raised at the Brotherhood Bash! Thanks to everyone!

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Vann Crossroads Fire Department continues to support the Foundation. They have added another $250 to their yearly support of the Foundation.






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farmville_2014-coldwaterFarmville Fire Department presented a check to Foundation for $600. The FD members raised $600 during the Cold Water Challenge and the Department matched the funds raised. Thank you FarmVille FD!

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RALEIGH — Many are outraged over two separate acts of vandalism on two memorials in Raleigh that honor police and fire fighters who lost their lives serving their community.

It is against the law to vandalize a monument in a public place, but damage has been discovered on the North Carolina Fallen Firefighters Memorial and Raleigh Police Memorial, which both cost $500,000 dollars to build.

“You will see green spotting where corrosive material was thrown on the statue here,” said Bill Carter, North Carolina Fallen Firefighters Foundation finance director.

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Board Members discovered some type of corrosive liquid on the memorial when they recently visited the memorial.  The memorial was cleaned immediately to reduce further damage.   We don’t believe the damage is severe but there is some discoloration where the liquid was thrown. We are working on getting someone to the memorial to pressure wash it in an effort to reach all of the crevices where we could not reach with the cloths. We applaud those who waxed the monument this year. The coat of wad did more to protect the memorial than anything else we could do. Below are some pictures.

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