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Governor Brewer Orders Flags at Half-Staff to Honor Fallen Firefighters

12 October 2014  
It's National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Weekend, and Governor Brewer has ordered flags to be flown at half-staff on Sunday in order to commemorate the occasion. 
 
According to firehero.org, it is the 33rd annual tribute to the firefighters who have died. This year, 107 Fallen Firefighters will be honored at the National Memorial today. 
 
"Bronze plaques with the names of the fallen will be added to the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial, located on the academy campus. The national tribute is sponsored by the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (NFFF) and the Department of Homeland Security’s U.S. Fire Administration. Fire service members and the public are encouraged to attend to pay their respects," explains the website. 
 
“The loss of any firefighter is difficult, but last year was especially tragic for the United States fire service because of the high number of firefighters who died in the line of duty,” explained Chief Dennis Compton, Chairman of the National Fallen Firefighters Board of Directors. “The multiple deaths in West and Houston, Texas, as well as those in Prescott, Arizona, were solemn reminders of the sacrifices firefighters often make. As a nation, we must be mindful that every line-of-duty death is a tragedy for the entire fire service family and must be appropriately honored.”
 
 

Memorial Service Broadcast

Sunday, October 12, 2014 9:30 am – 12:00 p.m. EDT
(Streaming Begins at 9:30 a.m.; Service Begins at 10 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time)

 

(We removed the live satellite feed since the event is over.)

 

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Lynne LaMaster