Videos: The 38th Annual National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Weekend
Watch live as members of the fire service honor fallen firefighters from the previous year with a memorial service and candlelight vigil
By FireRescue1 Staff
EMMITSBURG, Md. — The 2019 National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Weekend will provide live video for the 38th Annual NFFF Candlelight Service and National Memorial Service.
The Candlelight Service will be streamed from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. EST on Saturday, Oct. 5 at the National Fire Academy. During the candlelight service, the names of 92 firefighters killed in 2018, and 27 killed in previous years, will be officially added to the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial with a bronze plaque.
The Memorial Service will be held at 10 am. EST on Sunday, Oct. 6 at the National Fire Academy. During the service, the names of the fallen will be read, and family members will be presented with a flag that has flown over U.S. Capitol and the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial. The service is open to the public.
Thousands are expected to attend the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Weekend events, including families, friends, members of Congress, government officials and current and former firefighters.
“The permanence of the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial is a constant testament to the ultimate sacrifice of our courageous fallen,” Troy Markel, chairman of the NFFF Board of Directors, said. “As we gather together to honor and to pay tribute to our fallen firefighters selfless devotion to service, Memorial Weekend is a time for us as a nation and a fire service to pause and reflect on their sacrifice and to honor and grieve for the loss their families, friends and fellow firefighters continue to endure.”