Military Firefighters to Be Honored at National Fallen Firefighters Memorial
Board Chairman Denny Compton
Press Release | National Fallen Firefighters Memorial
June 09, 2010
The National Fallen Firefighters Foundation announced today that military firefighters who die while performing firefighting duties will be honored at the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial located here on the campus of the National Emergency Training Center.
Board Chairman Denny Compton stated, “It was an oversight that the military firefighters were not included from the very beginning, and the Foundation’s Board of Directors feels strongly that it is time to correct this situation. Those military personnel whose primary positions are firefighters should be honored if they die in the line of duty while fighting a fire.”
The Department of Defense has provided records of military firefighter deaths going back to 1981 when the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial was established. Those firefighters will be honored at the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Weekend on October 2-3, 2010.
About the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (NFFF) The United States Congress created the NFFF to lead a nationwide effort to remember America’s fallen firefighters. Since 1992, the nonprofit foundation has developed and expanded programs to honor fallen fire heroes and assist their families and coworkers. For more information on the Foundation and its programs contact us at 301-447-1365 or visit www.FireHero.org.