Virginia Department of Fire Programs announces 2019 Virginia Fallen Firefighters & EMS Memorial Service

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The Virginia Department of Fire Programs will host the 2019 Virginia Fallen Firefighters & EMS Memorial Service beginning at noon on Saturday, June 1, at the Richmond International Raceway Complex in Henrico County.

The service is open to the public.

Now in its 22nd year, the Virginia Fallen Firefighters & EMS Memorial Service was established to honor firefighters and EMS personnel who perished in the line of duty, in accordance with the Virginia Line of Duty Death Act (§ 9.1-400).

Hundreds of citizens, emergency response personnel, government officials, and public safety members gather to celebrate the courage and dedication of each honoree.

Fire departments showcase fire engines and the Virginia Public Safety Honor Guard serves during the Memorial Service, followed by a reception for the honorees’ families and guests.

The name of each honoree is engraved on the Virginia Public Safety Memorial Wall at Capitol Square in Richmond, forever memorializing their sacrifice in Virginia public safety history.

About the VDFP

The Virginia Department of Fire Programs provides training, support services, and resources to more than 700 fire and emergency service organizations, and approximately 44,000 fire service personnel in the Commonwealth. Support areas include funding, professional development, research, operational support, technical assistance, and fire prevention inspections through its State Fire Marshal Office.

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