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“National Fallen Firefighters' Memorial” 5 of 5 stars
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National Fallen Firefighters Memorial
16825 South Seton Avenue, P.O. Drawer 498, Emmitsburg, MD 21727
301-447-1365
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Ranked #1 of 8 Attractions in Emmitsburg
Type: Monuments/ Statues, Landmarks
Activities: City walk sightseeing
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Owner description: Monument honoring firefighters who have died in the line of duty.
Flower Mound, Texas
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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“National Fallen Firefighters' Memorial”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

The NFFM is co-located at the United States Fire Administration's (USFA) National Emergency Training Center (NETC). The NFFM is a respectfully designed and maintained. It consists of an outdoor monument as well as a Civil War-era chapel.

The NETC houses the National Fire Academy and the Emergency Managment Institute. Both facilities train emergency responders. This facility houses students for one- and two-week courses so there are often people from all over the USA and sometimes foreign countries.

There is a kiosk in the foyer of the chapel to make donations as well as purchase gifts. There used to be an on-site gift shop but this was closed and replaced with the kiosk.

It is a Federally-maintained facility so security is a consideration.

Visited March 2014
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Northport, Alabama
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95 reviews 95 reviews
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“Remembering those who sacrificed for us”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

The flame and the names are enough in itself to make this a fitting memorial to those firefighters who have given their lives in the line of service. It never fails to humble me each time I go to the National Emergency Training class at Emmitsburg.

Visited April 2013
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“Peaceful remembrance of those who have paid the ultimate sacfrifice”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

This is one of my favorite memorials to firefighters. The eternal flame burns bright in the center of the memorial with flags flying on either side. If they are at half mast it is because another firefighter has fallen that week. The names are arranged by year and state which makes it very easy to find someone you may know.

Visited September 2013
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Baltimore, Maryland
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Reviews in 29 cities Reviews in 29 cities
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
“Leaves you Speechless”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

Wanted to see the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial when we were in the area. Had a hard time finding it but it was so worth not giving up. You do have to go thru security and provide your drivers license. Once at the memorial it leaves you speechless. You see the names, the places, the dates and realize how many of these heroes lost their lives not only doing what they love but to help people in situations many of us can't even imagine. There is also a 911 Memorial which is totally amazing. Both memorials are special in the way it is set back where you actually have to want to visit it and it's just not a tourist attraction. We were the only ones there and the quiet was just perfect for what it is --- a Memorial. God Bless these heroes.

Visited September 2013
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North Carolina
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“Very Humbling and an Honor to See”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Was at the National Fire Academy for a class and stayed on campus. Was able to see the Fallen Firefighters Memorial several times. Never got old to stop and look and honor the brothers that have went before me. Very humbling experience. I plan to go back to take more classes and I will once again go and walk through the memorials. The 911 Memorial they have put up at the National Fire Academy is AMAZING!!!! You stand in awe at the craftsmanship that went into making such a wonderful memorial.

Visited August 2013
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