MEDIA RELEAE: Flags at Half Mast for Firefighters National Memorial Day

Flags at Caledon fire stations will fly at half-mast on Sunday, September 9, 2018 for Firefighters’ National Memorial Day, to recognize firefighters who have fallen in the line of duty.


Members of Caledon Fire & Emergency Services Honour Guard will be attending the Canadian Firefighters Annual Memorial Ceremony this weekend in Ottawa, hosted by the Department of National Defence Fire Service. The ceremony will commemorate firefighters’ courage, selflessness, and commitment to serving our communities.


“According to the Canadian Fallen Firefighters Foundation, over 1,300 firefighters have died in the line of duty since 1848, including those we’ve lost here in Caledon,” said Fire Chief Darryl Bailey. “It’s important that we recognize and remember the brave firefighters who not only served their communities, but who lost their lives while putting the needs of others ahead of their own.”


About National Firefighters' National Memorial Day

In 2017, the formal establishment of Firefighters' National Memorial Day was announced, to take place on the second Sunday in September of each year. The day has been designated in memory of firefighters who have fallen in the line of duty. The Canadian flag will fly at half-mast on all federal buildings and establishments, and at Caledon fire stations. Learn more about the Canadian Firefighters Annual Memorial Ceremony.

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