The Colorado Springs Professional Firefighters Local 5 are proud to be the host local for the IAFF Fallen Firefighter Memorial.
The 2013 IAFF Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial Service will be held Saturday, September 21, 2013. Online registration begins June 1, 2013.
The mission of the IAFF Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial, which is located in the shadow of Pike’s Peak, is to honor the sacrifice made by IAFF members who serve as professional fire fighters and emergency medical personnel who have given their lives in the line of duty. The IAFF will ensure that the ceremony remains an uplifting one for the families, friends and loved ones, and that it celebrates the lives, heroism and accomplishments of our union’s bravest of the brave.
As the liaison between the Colorado Springs Fire Department and the International Association of Fire Fighters, Local 5 would like to request your participation in the 27th annual IAFF Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial Observance and the Fire Apparatus/ Motorcycle Procession preceding the observance. The 27th annual observance will take place Saturday, September 21st, 2013 at 1:00 pm in Colorado Springs.
Your department’s attendance will help the United States and Canada honor our brothers and sisters who lost their lives in the line of duty and who succumbed to occupational related diseases. This year is particularly meaningful to all Colorado fire departments as our colleagues from Denver Professional Fire Fighters, Local 858, honor one of their own. Randall Atkinson died October 9th, 2012. Brother Atkinson also served as the IAFF 9th District Vice President and President of the Colorado Professional Fire Fighters. All fire department personnel, city officials, and general public are encouraged to attend the observance. Additionally, we would ask your department to commit a piece(s) of fire apparatus and fire fighter motorcyclists to take part in the procession that will occur before the observance begins.
The procession, which is not open to the public, will take place in two sections. Fire departments and motorcyclists may elect to participate in either section or both. The first section is sponsored by the Wind & Fire Motorcycle Club, Rocky Mountain Chapter. Fire apparatus and fire fighter motorcyclists will be escorted by law enforcement officials from Lakewood to a designated staging area in Colorado Springs following a brief early morning gathering.
The second section of the procession is sponsored by the Colorado Springs Professional Fire Fighters Local 5 and the IAFF. It will depart from the staging area in Colorado Springs and arrive under police escort at Memorial Park signifying the commencement of the 27th annual IAFF Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial Observance.
Fire departments who can commit fire apparatus to either section of the procession must complete a registration form found by clicking the link below.
Fire fighters interested in riding their motorcycles in either section of the procession must register individually by clicking the link below. Registrations are required for insurance purposes and must be submitted no later than September 17th, 2013. Preferred attire for the day’s events will be formal dress uniform or similar.
2013 CO FD Invitation .pdf
2013 Procession Info Directions.pdf
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