Information Bulletin Number 0704024


Emmitsburg, Md. - The National Fallen Firefighters Foundation has launched a nationwide 20-city Whistle- Stop Tour to promote fire safety and education, highlighting the key message of "Everyone Goes HomeT." On average, 100 firefighters die in the line of duty each year. The goal of this tour is to promote efforts to reduce this alarming number of deaths by 50% over a 10-year period.

The highlights of this event are the untold stories of the survivors, those left behind by a fallen firefighter. Al and Maureen Santora will be speaking about the loss of their son, Christopher Santora, an FDNY firefighter who died in the World Trade Center. The tour will pass through New York on May 6, 2007, with an event at the NYC Fire Training Academy (Randall's Island, NY). This major event is open to the pubic and will involve a fire safety fair with educational displays and training demonstrations. The event will run from 12 noon to approximately 4:00 p.m.

This tour is made possible through a grant by the Dunkin' Brands Community Foundation and the Firefighter Life Safety Initiatives Program, funded by grants from the Department of Homeland Security and the generosity of Fireman's Fund Insurance Company.

About The Dunkin' Brands Community Foundation

The Dunkin' Brands Community Foundation is a fund administered through The Boston Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Its mission is to bring the people and brands of the Dunkin' Brands system together to support the service and leadership of those who help and protect communities every day - especially in times of crisis. The Dunkin' Brands Community Foundation helps to support emergency response organizations so they have the capacity and leadership to respond when communities need them most.

About The National Fallen Firefighters Foundation

Congress created the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation to lead a nationwide effort to honor America's fallen firefighters. Since 1992, the non-profit Foundation has developed and expanded programs that fulfill that mandate. Its mission is to honor and remember America's fallen fire heroes and to provide resources to assist their survivors in rebuilding their lives.

The National Fallen Firefighters Foundation strongly supports enhanced training, better equipment, and other measures to increase firefighter health and safety. These efforts can make a significant difference in reducing the number of firefighter line-of-duty deaths each year.

For more information on the National Fallen Firefighter's Foundation, please visit or call 301.447.1365 and visit:

for more information about the Everyone Goes HomeT Program.

National Fallen Firefighters Foundation
Whistle Stop Tour Information
Contact: Katherine Hibbs; (609) 651-6932;