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IAFF to Add 168 Fallen IAFF Members to Wall of Honor

IAFF to Add 168 Fallen IAFF Members to Wall of Honor

The 28th Annual IAFF Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial service will be broadcast live via streaming video onSaturday, September 20. The ceremony in Colorado Springs, Colorado, officially begins at 1:00 p.m. Mountain Time.

Watch the ceremony here.

At this year’s memorial service, the IAFF will add 168 fallen fire fighters from the United States and Canada to the Wall of Honor.

The IAFF members being honored this year died in the line of duty between June 1, 2013, and June 1, 2014. In addition, IAFF members who died prior to June 1, 2013, but were reported during the past year, also will be honored.

The IAFF and Colorado Springs Local 5 are committed to making the Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial ceremony an uplifting experience for the families, friends and loved ones that celebrates the lives, dedication and accomplishments of those who made the ultimate sacrifice.

A complete list of fallen fire fighters to be added to the Wall of Honor is here

With the addition this year of 168 fallen fire fighters who made the ultimate sacrifice, the Wall of Honor will include 2,976 members who have died in the line of duty since 1976.

This year marks the final ceremony before the planned reconstruction of the IAFF Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial. Click here for more information or to make a donation.


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IAFF to Add 168 Fallen IAFF Members to Wall of Honor

IAFF to Add 168 Fallen IAFF Members to Wall of Honor

The 28th Annual IAFF Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial service will be broadcast live via streaming video onSaturday, September 20. The ceremony in Colorado Springs, Colorado, officially begins at 1:00 p.m. Mountain Time.

Watch the ceremony here.

At this year’s memorial service, the IAFF will add 168 fallen fire fighters from the United States and Canada to the Wall of Honor.

The IAFF members being honored this year died in the line of duty between June 1, 2013, and June 1, 2014. In addition, IAFF members who died prior to June 1, 2013, but were reported during the past year, also will be honored.

The IAFF and Colorado Springs Local 5 are committed to making the Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial ceremony an uplifting experience for the families, friends and loved ones that celebrates the lives, dedication and accomplishments of those who made the ultimate sacrifice.

A complete list of fallen fire fighters to be added to the Wall of Honor is here

With the addition this year of 168 fallen fire fighters who made the ultimate sacrifice, the Wall of Honor will include 2,976 members who have died in the line of duty since 1976.

This year marks the final ceremony before the planned reconstruction of the IAFF Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial. Click here for more information or to make a donation.

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Fight Like TK

In early June, Tommy, the four year old son of our President Ed Kelly complained for several days of tummy aches. His parents, Katy and Eddie, decided on Sunday, June 8th to take him into Children’s Hospital just to make sure everything was ok.  Their lives were turned upside down when what they thought might be the flu or perhaps appendicitis was diagnosed to be stage four kidney Cancer. 

Within days Doctors had confirmed a Wilms’ Tumor - an oftentimes treatable cancer- however, it was not something they could simply remove. The cancer had metastasized to Tommy’s lungs and vena cava.  Tommy will have a tough road ahead, starting with chemotherapy treatment in an effort to shrink the tumor to a point that it can be removed.  After his next surgery, Tommy will continue chemotherapy for several months.

Six weeks after his initial diagnosis, Tommy has already overcome several obstacles to his treatment.  His wellness varies daily but, fortunately, the good days are starting to outnumber the bad and many of us have been able to enjoy that infectious smile of his!  Our prayer is that this trend continues until Tommy is Cancer free and beyond.

For more information, please click the logo at the top of the page to visit the web site dedicated to TK. The web site will be updated regularly with information about TK's progress and upcoming events to support his needs. 

www.FightLikeTK.com

Statement for IAFF General President on the "Plot Against Pensions"

CLICK ON THE DOCUMENT ABOVE TO OPEN THE REPORT: "THE PLOT AGAINST PENSIONS"

Million American Jobs Project

If we as American's spend just 5% more on American made products, we can create an economic tidal wave that will create a minimum of 1 million new jobs. Watch this short video to learn more… then share it with 2 friends.

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