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California Firefighters Memorial Ceremony and Tribute Saturday, October 5, 2013. [INFORMATION] #CaFire


This year, we commemorate the sacrifice of hundreds of California firefighters which are remembered on the brushed limestone walls of the California Firefighters Memorial at the State Capitol in Sacramento. This beautiful tribute, embodying over 10 years of work by California Professional Firefighters, depicts both the heroism of the profession and the anguish felt when a firefighter falls in the line of duty.

2013 Memorial Information for Families and Escorts

The 2013 California Firefighters Memorial

Please save-the-date for this year’s California Firefighters Memorial being held Saturday, October 5, 2013 at 11:30 AM in Capitol Park, Sacramento, CA.

Hotel Information

Sheraton Grand Hotel, Sacramento, CA
1230 J Street, Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 447- 1700
California Fire Foundation has reserved a room block for October 3-5 at the Sheraton Grand Hotel in Sacramento.
To reserve your room, call (916) 447-1700 and be sure to request a room in the California Fire Foundation room block.
You may also CLICK HERE to make reservations online.  
PLEASE NOTE: The cut-off date for booking rooms in the California Professional Firefighters room block is Thursday, September 12, 2013.

Events

Friday, October 4, 2013

Families Reception 6:00pm-8:00pm
Sacramento Convention Center, located directly next door to the Sheraton at 1400 J St, Sacramento, CA
*This is an intimate reception only open to families of those who are being honored this year. Participants must RSVP their attendance.

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Families Breakfast 9:00am-11:00am
Sacramento Convention Center, located directly next door to the Sheraton at 1400 J St, Sacramento, CA
*The Families breakfast is open to ALL families. Participants must RSVP their attendance.
California Firefighters Memorial 11th Annual Ceremony 11:30am
Capitol Park, Sacramento
Questions can be directed to California Fire Foundation Executive Director Hedi Jalon at 916-641-1707 or hjalon@cpf.org. Check back here for details. We will be regularly updating this page as we near the date of the event.
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2013 Memorial Information for Honor Guard, Pipe Bands and Uniformed Personnel

The 2013 California Firefighters Memorial

Please save-the-date for this year’s California Firefighters Memorial being held Saturday, October 5, 2013 at 11:30 AM in Capitol Park, Sacramento, CA.

Hotel Information

Sheraton Grand Hotel, Sacramento, CA
1230 J Street, Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 447- 1700
California Fire Foundation has reserved a room block for October 3-5at the Sheraton Grand Hotel in Sacramento.
To reserve your room, call (916) 447-1700 and be sure to request a room in the California Fire Foundation room block.
You may also CLICK HERE to make reservations online.  
PLEASE NOTE: The cut-off date for booking rooms in the California Professional Firefighters room block is Sunday, September 12, 2013.

Events

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2013
Pipe Band Rehearsal
11:00AM at the Memorial Site in Capitol Park
Full Honor Guard and Pipe Band Rehearsal
1:00PM at the Memorial Site in Capitol Park
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2013
Uniformed Firefighter Procession
Assembly will begin for all honor guard and pipe bands at 10:00AMon Saturday, October 5th on the South Steps of the State Capitol, a short walk from the Memorial Site.
Note: Breakfast burritos and coffee will be served from 9:30AM to 11:00AM on Saturday, October 5th for all honor guard and pipe bands marching in the procession.
California Firefighters Memorial 11th Annual Ceremony 11:30am
Capitol Park, Sacramento
If you are interested in participating, please email rsvpmem@cpf.org.
Questions can be directed to California Fire Foundation Executive Director Hedi Jalon at 916-641-1707 or hjalon@cpf.org. Check back here for details. We will be regularly updating this page as we near the date of the event.
MORE INFO

California Firefighters Memorial
Visit our California Firefighters Memorial Tributes Facebook page to read people's opinions of the Memorial, stories and memories from the families of the fallen, and other personal accounts of the Annual California Firefighters Memorial Ceremony.

DESIGN

The California Firefighters Memorial is a lasting tribute to the men and women who gave their lives to help protect their fellow Californians. The memorial design includes two bronze statues depicting firefighters in action. One statue features four firefighters working together. The other, created by a firefighter, shows an anguished firefighter removing his “fallen brother” from a fire scene. The memorial draws inspiration from numerous memorials honoring firefighters and other service men and women.  Each of the statues carries special meaning.
"Holding the Line": A bronze cast depicting four firefighters advancing a line up a hill. Created by noted artist Lawrence Noble, the models for the statue were all firefighters. One of the faces depicted on the statue was that of a fallen firefighter-- Kenneth Enslow.
"Fallen Brother": Another bronze cast depicting a firefighter removing his fallen colleague from harm's way. This personal tribute was created by a firefighter-- Sacramento Battalion Chief Jesus Romo.  It is believed to be the first firefighter memorial statue to actually depict a fallen firefighter. Click here for a behind-the-scenes look at "Fallen Brother."
Memorial Wall: Inspired by the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington D.C., the centerpiece of the Memorial is the Wall with the names of the fallen. Adjoining the wall on each side are two smaller bronze casts of empty turnout gear ... a silent memory of their "final call."

THE MEMORIAL WALL

Prominently featured along with the statues is a Memorial Wall, listing the names of over 1,100 men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice as California firefighters. Names are listed chronologically, and include the name of the department in which the firefighter served.
A complete list of the names that appear on the memorial wall can be found under The Memorial Wall section of this website.
The Memorial's design, construction and maintenance is financed entirely by donations made to CPF's non-profit California Fire Foundation. The bulk of these donations were made by firefighters through the purchase of the special Firefighter License Plate. Financing also came through a special state tax check-off.
This website will provide regular updates on the memorial and plans for future ceremonies at the site. Please check back often to get the latest information.

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