Media Advisory: Seattle Fire to Honor Fallen Firefighters

SEATTLE – The Seattle Fire Department will gather to honor six Seattle firefighters among the 95 firefighters nationally who are being memorialized for line of duty deaths in 2017.

The local ceremony coincides with the 36th 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 honors all Seattle firefighters who have died in the line of duty. The memorial was inspired by the four 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 Deputy Chief Tom Walsh and Fire Department Chaplain Joel Ingebritson.

What:             2017 Fallen Firefighter Memorial

Who:              Six Seattle firefighters are being honored and added to the memorial this year:

  • Stephen Lohr
  • Jess Hernandez
  • Wallace F. Goulet
  • Joshua Milton
  • Tristan Smith
  • Scott Steed 

When:             Friday, October 6, 9:00 a.m.    

Where:           Fallen Firefighter Memorial, Occidental Square