Every October, on National Fallen Firefighters Day, people pay tribute to all of the firefighters who have died in the line of duty.
Although the Granville Fire Department did not hold a remembrance to honor the lives of fallen firefighters, they still recognized the meaning of remembering their brothers and sisters.
Members of the department told 22News they discuss line of duty deaths regularly because, as they said, “unfortunately, we learn from tragedy.” The department said it’s critical to create and provide training that will educate firefighters – what not to do, and what to avoid.
Granville Fire told 22News it’s an important discussion to have, and to remember the men and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice.
The 37th National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Service Sunday paid tribute to 80 firefighters who died in the line of duty in 2017.