Friends, family and firefighters from around the metro paid their respects to Chuck McCormick on Friday before the West Peculiar Fire Protection District sounds his last alarm Saturday morning.
"First responders, we are all a brotherhood. So when one of us goes down, it hurts us all," Cass County Deputy Troy Floyd said. "It's been an emotional roller coaster. You don't think someone is going to come in three weeks could be gone so quickly."
McCormick died Sunday while fighting a house fire when he fell through the floor.
On Friday at Abundant Life Church in Lee's Summit, firefighters in Class A Uniforms with shrouded badges stood on what's called casket watch, before the firefighters walked one by one past their brother.
"We all need to be there and support one another. We do that when we go into the house fires, and we also need to do that during the funeral as well," Drexel Fire Chief Bob Strange said.