Wisconsin Rapids holds 'Final Alarm' ceremony for first responders who died in the last year

  • Source: WKOW-TV ABC 27 Madison
  • Published: 10/02/2022 03:58 AM

Nine firefighters in the state of Wisconsin died in this past year in the line of duty. Ben Hansen Park in Wisconsin Rapids hosted an emotional ceremony honoring those who put their lives on the line and made the ultimate sacrifice. "It makes you feel that we're all vulnerable. We're always taking the risk," said Jim Lutoi, President of the Wisconsin Fire and EMS Memorial. The memorial covers the entire state of Wisconsin from big cities to small towns. "It's like our Pearl Harbor day. It's Wisconsin memorial day. They should be recognized in these small communities," said Lutoi. Along with firefighters, a recent addition has been allowed to be added to the memorial wall. This recognizes other workers who save lives.


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