For Release September 14, 2016|
IAFF National Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial in Colorado Springs
The names of seven members of the Uniformed Firefighters Association will be added to the national firefighter's memorial wall this Saturday in Colorado Springs, Colorado. The national memorial honors those who have died in the line of duty.
The seven New York City Firefighters include: Frank D. Fontaino, Jr. who died in 2015, Nicholas Demasi (2015), Gregory A. Chevalley (2015), Cornell L. Horne (2014), Daniel Heglund (2014), Virginia Culkin-Spinelli (2011) and Joseph Costello (2006).
The memorial service, which will begin on Saturday, Sept. 17 at 1 p.m. ET, will be ().
The Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial honors more than 7,400 professional fire fighters from across our nation who died in the line of duty since 1918. It includes International Association of Fire Fighters members who have died on the job, as well as the alarming number who succumbed to chronic illnesses linked to the fire service such as heart disease and cancer.
Etched on granite walls forming concentric circles, the names tell a bigger story, a century of sacrifice and service, a fire service that has given so much but become stronger and made communities safer.
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