The 28th National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Weekend
takes place this weekend at the NFA. The National Fallen Firefighters Foundation
(NFFF) and the Department of Homeland Security's U.S. Fire Administration are conducting the 28th annual National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Weekend this weekend, October 2-4, 2009. A plaque with the names of 103 firefighters who died in the line of duty in 2008 will be added to the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial, located at the National Fire Academy campus. The names of 19 firefighters who died in previous years will also be added. The plaques surrounding the Memorial, which was established in 1981, will contain the names of more than 3,300 firefighters.
The names of those fallen firefighters being honored at the memorial are posted HERE.
For the third year in a row, STATter911.com
will bring to you live coverage on the web of the events from the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation Memorial Weekend, October 3 to October 5. 103 firefighters who died in 2008, along with 19 who died in previous years, will be honored in Emmitsburg, Maryland.
Take a moment out of your schedule and participate in this solemn memorial honoring our brother and sister firefighters who died in the Line of Duty. Watching the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation Memorial Weekend service will leave an indelible impression upon you going forward. Its’ all about trying to do our jobs better, being a bit safer, understanding the risks and implementing the appropriate measures to address the incident demands we most often are confronted with.
Remember, We may love the job of firefighting, BUT there are those that love- US.
Remember who they are and what it takes to ensure that we do go home after those calls and shifts. This weekend, honor those who did not have the opportunity to make it back home, for their sacrifice and for the honor they have bestowed upon this great profession of the Fire Service and for the legacy that they have left behind to their survivors.
You can tune here to STATter911.com
to watch the Candlelight Service on Saturday evening and Sunday's Memorial Service.
Live Video Broadcast of the Services:
» Candlelight: Oct. 3, 2009 - 6:15 - 7:30 pm
» Memorial: Oct. 4, 2009 - 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Latest info posted from FFN and Firerescue Magazine for Webcast of the services: http://www.firefighternation.com/page/national-fallen-firefighters