31 Fallen FFs To Be Honored October 16th at CA FFs MemorialThe California Firefighters Memorial Ceremony and Firefighter Procession on Saturday, October 16, 2010 will honor 31 individuals whose names will be added to the California Firefighters Memorial. The total includes nine of those that died in the past year, as well as 22 others from earlier years brought to the California Fire Foundation's attention in 2010. The Memorial in Capitol Park - which honors more than 1,100 fallen California firefighters - was unveiled in April, 2002. A uniformed firefighters procession will begin at 11:15am staging at the Capitol South Steps, with the ceremony scheduled to begin at 11:30am.
The annual Memorial Ceremony honors firefighters who died in the line of duty, either from traumatic injuries in the field or from job-related causes.
Among those to be honored at the solemn gathering will be LA County fire captain Ted Hall and firefighter Arnie Quinones, who lost their lives in the devastating 2009 Station Fire, while struggling to save 50 people in their inmate fire camp and Beverly Hills deputy chief Fred Tarquinio, who helped to develop the electronic siren and radio headphones for fire engines, before job-related spinal cancer ended his life.
WHAT: California Firefighters Memorial Ceremony and Procession
WHEN: Saturday, October 16, 2010
Uniformed Procession: 11:15am
Ceremony Begins: 11:30am
WHERE: California Firefighters Memorial, Capitol Park, State Capitol, Sacramento
PROGRAM: Lou Paulson, President, California Professional Firefighters
Harold A. Schaitberger, General President, International Association of Fire Fighters
Garrett Coryell, Engineer, Riverside Fire Department
Sheldon Gilbert, President, California Fire Chiefs Association
Pipes and Drums of California Professional Firefighters
CLICK HERE FOR THE LIST OF NAMES THAT WILL BE ADDED TO THE WALL
CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE 2010 MEMORIAL VIDEO INTRO
Source: California Fire Foundation - Link