VIDEO: The Newark Division of Fire now has a permanent way of remembering its fallen heroes.
The department recently installed a memorial for firefighters killed in the line of duty.
“It’s a real risk and our new wall reminds folks of that,” Newark Lt. Neal Murphy explained.
The tribute consists of eight plaques with names, dates and a short description of each of the eight men killed since the fire department’s inception.
The glass markers were installed and a ‘thin red line’ was painted on a wall in the main corridor of Station One near downtown Newark.
“A lot of those people on the wall, none of us have ever met. They’re from the early 1900s, 1800s,” said firefighter Kevin Garwick. “But they’re still part of our fire department family and part of our history.”