Media Advisory: Seattle Fire to Honor Fallen Firefighters

Contact: Lt. Harold Webb, (206) 250-1892

Fallen Firefighter Memorial

Seattle Fire Department to Honor Fallen Firefighters

Date:              Friday, October 7, 2016

Time:             9:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

Location:      Occidental Park, in front of the Fallen Firefighters Memorial

The Seattle Fire Department will gather to honor the 112 firefighters nationally who are being memorialized for Line of Duty Deaths.

The local ceremony coincides with the 35th Annual National Fallen Firefighter Memorial weekend held at the National Fire Academy in Emmitsburg, Maryland. During the National Fallen Firefighter Memorial weekend, firefighters from around the country pay tribute to those courageous firefighters who made the ultimate sacrifice.

The event will take place in front of the Seattle Fallen Firefighters Memorial, which pays tribute to all 43 Seattle firefighters who have died in the line of duty. The memorial was inspired by the four Seattle Firefighters who died in the 1995 Mary Pang Warehouse Fire.

Rich in firefighter tradition, the ceremony will begin and end with the presentation of colors by the Walter Kilgore Memorial Honor Guard. The Seattle Firefighters Pipes and Drums band will play several musical selections and there will be short speeches by Deputy Mayor Kate Joncas, Seattle Fire Chief Harold Scoggins, Local 27 President Lieutenant Kenny Stuart, Local 2898 President Battalion Chief Alan Cox and Fire Department Chaplain Joel Ingebritson.