PHOTOS/VIDEO: Milwaukee honored firefighters that have died in the line of duty on Wednesday, Oct. 6.
"Over the last 146 years, a lot has changed. Technology has improved, training has improved, clearly, the equipment that firefighters use has improved," said Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett. "But the one thing that has not changed is the courage; the courage that's needed to be an effective firefighter, the courage to put oneself in harm's way when others are running away or avoiding a problem."
The mayor, along with other city and county leaders, attended the ceremony at the Milwaukee Fire Department Headquarters at 7th and Wells.
Milwaukee Fire Chief Aaron Lipski say it is important to honor the fallen because they cared about the community and the people who live there.