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Remembering Kentucky’s Fallen Firefighters, State Memorial Service Scheduled October 3, 2012

Oct 02, 2012 - | 02:59 PM -

The 13th annual Fallen Firefighters Memorial service will honor and remember Kentucky firefighters who have given their lives in the line of duty to protect the citizens of Kentucky.  The Memorial is a joint effort by the Kentucky Firefighters Association, Kentucky Professional Firefighters Association, Kentucky Association of Fire Chiefs, Frankfort Fire and EMS and the Kentucky Fire Commission. 

The memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on October 3rd, 2012 at Juniper Hills Park, 800 Louisville Rd (US 60) in Frankfort. The service will include a wreath laying to honor Kentucky’s fallen heroes and an opportunity for attendees to pay their respects.  The seventh annual Red Helmets Courage Ride, a motorcycle tribute to firefighters who have paid the ultimate sacrifice, will begin at Frankfort Fire and EMS Station #3 prior to the service and end at the Fallen Firefighter Memorial at Juniper Hills Park. 

Firefighters, along with their family, friends and supporters will attend the memorial from all corners of the commonwealth.  This will be a day filled with emotion, memories and love.

“It is important for us to pause and reflect as we honor these brave men and women who sacrificed their lives to protect others,” said Ronnie Day, executive director of the Kentucky Fire Commission.  

Kentucky’s Fallen Firefighter Memorial was erected October 11, 1999 and includes more than 200 names of firefighters who have died in the line of duty.