To recognize the Heritage of the DoD Fire Emergency Services we have established the DoD FES Lifetime Achievement Award and the DoD FES Hall of Fame. The purpose behind these awards is to recognize the members of the Department of Defense for accomplishments that directly impacted the Fire and Emergency Services. The Hall of Fame will be an induction style honor for those that have given their time and service for many years after retirement. The Lifetime Achievement Award will be presented to an individual that has contributed significantly to the improvement and progression of the fire service.
The Military Firefighter Heritage Foundation is proud to announce the 2014 Memorial Scholarship Fund
The Military Firefighter Heritage Foundation held the Annual DoD Fallen Firefighter Memorial Ceremony on May 3rd at Goodfellow AFB, Texas. Seven of our fallen were recognized during the ceremony.
The Following Department Of Defense Firefighters Are Being Honored For Paying The Ultimate Sacrifice Defending Our Great Nation: Firefighter Leo J. Kelly, Rock Island Arsenal Illinois, 21 Jun 1941. We'd Like To Give A Special Thanks To Captain Darin Keith Of The Rock Island Arsenal Fire And Emergency Services, For Making Us Aware Of Firefighter Leo J. Kelly's Line Of Duty Death In 1941 Assistant Chief Kenneth Jeffery, Naval Sub Base, Groton, Connecticut, 31 Dec 2003 (Photo-- Tim Jeffery Son Of Ass't Chief Kenneth Jeffery Accepts The Memorial Helmet From Abh1 Isaac Berwick) Corporal Robert M. Weber Jr, Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort, South Carolina, 16 Aug 2004 The Following Individuals Were Assigned To The 145th Airlift Wing At Charlotte Air National Guard Base, North Carolina. At The Time Of Their Deaths They Were Serving As Airborne Wildland Firefighters. Maffs-7, Crashed During A Wildland Operation In Edgemont, South Dakota On 1 July 2012, They Had Previously Been Working The Waldo Canyon Fire In Colorado Springs. We Honor The Crew Of Maffs-7 Today As Part Of Our Firefighting Brotherhood. Lieutenant Colonel Paul K. Mikeal, Mooresville, North Carolina, 1 July 2012 Major Joseph M. Mccormick, Belmont, North Carolina, 1 July 2012 Major Ryan S. David, Boone, North Carolina, 1 July 2012 Senior Master Sergeant Robert S. Cannon, Charlotte, North Carolina, 1 July 2012