Over 5,000 people attended the 38th National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Service in Maryland

  • Source: WDVM-TV 25 Hagerstown
  • Published: 10/07/2019 12:00 AM

The 38th National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Service took place over the weekend at the National Fire Academy in Maryland. The sound of bagpipes and drums could be heard for miles as people gathered to remember and honor 119 fallen heroes from 2018 and previous years. The rainy weather didn’t stop over 5,000 people from silently listening to fire officials talk about brave men and women from all over the nation, who died protecting their community. “That’s over 28 million emergencies in which our brave men and women, career and volunteer, emergency medical responders, firefighters bravely confront the hazards that are associated with protecting their community and fellow citizens from the dangers of all types and sizes,” Chief Keith Bryant said, head of the U.S. Fire Administration.


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