Ideas for Local Tributes to Fallen Firefighters
There are many ways to pay tribute to fallen fire heroes and make sure they are not forgotten. Here are some examples of how communities, families, and fire departments across the country have chosen to remember the contributions and lives of America's bravest.
These are just a few of the ways you can remember our fallen heroes. If you have a created a tribute that you'd like to share with others please contact us.
Engine DedicationBrian Thomas Hauk, Logan-Trivoli Fire Protection District (Illinois, 1997) The Logan-Trivoli Fire Protection District purchased a new engine which was dedicated to Brian Hauk. A department memorial service was held observing the tenth anniversary of Brian's death held at the site of accident, where a flag pole has been erected in his honor.
Brian Thomas Hauk, Logan-Trivoli Fire Protection District (Illinois, 1997)
Athletic Field DedicationThe town of Basking Ridge officially declared the athletic field next to the firehouse as "Fireman's Field" before unveiling a memorial stone in honor of Liddy. A third generation firefighter, Liddy served 21 years with the Bernardsville Fire Company and 24 years with Basking Ridge.
Richard Liddy, Basking Ridge Fire Co. (New Jersey, 1994)
Fire Department Training CenterThe Campbell County Volunteer Fire Department dedicated the Alan Mickelson Fire Training Center, which is used by area fire departments, the sheriff's department, the police department, ambulance crews, highway patrol, coal mine rescue teams, the school district, and methane gas companies. It is also the site of the International Mine Rescue competition held annually in Gillette. Mickelson's wife, Marietta (Mickelson) Kornick, served on the planning committee for the training center.
Alan Mickelson, Campbell County Volunteer Fire Dept. (Wyoming, 1989)
Flagpole and PlaqueRathbun's wife, Crystal, wrote to us: "We installed a large flagpole and brass plaque in Bo's honor at the local Community Hall. We attended Country Western dances and celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary there. Our children grew up with activities held there over the years.
Bo Rathbun, Sundance Vol. Fire Dept. (Wyoming, 2000)
Service AwardThe Noon Optimist Club of Centerville established the Robert J. O'Toole Award in Bob's memory, to honor members of the community who unselfishly give of themselves in service to others.
Robert O'Toole, Washington Twp. Fire Dept. (Ohio, 1998)