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Anchorage Fire Department
Thursday September 8th, 2016 :: 03:25 p.m. AKDT

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ALASKA FALLEN FIREFIGHTER MEMORIAL ANNOUNCEMENT Date: 9/11/2016 Location: 5th Ave. & A Street, Anchorage, Alaska

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: 907-242-3660

The Alaska Fallen Firefighter Memorial Committee, the Alaska State Firefighters Association and the Alaska Fire Chiefs Association, in conjunction with Fire Agencies from across Alaska, will be hosting a ceremony on Sunday, September 11, 2016 at the Alaska Fallen Firefighter Memorial in remembrance of those Alaska Firefighters and Emergency Responders who have died in the line of duty. This years’ service will include speakers from across Alaska commemorating the service fire and emergency responders provide everyday throughout the year.

This year’s ceremony will also include the induction of 3 firefighters from past years who died in the line of duty. Those individuals include:

  • Fredrick Barnett --- Fire Chief, FAA Fire Department at Cold Bay, Alaska. Chief Barnett died following a fire at the Cold Bay Airport Power Plant.
  • Frank Cannon --- Firefighter from the US Coast Guard Base in Kodiak. In 1976 lost his life during a fire response at the Coast Guard Base.
  • George Burns --- Fire Chief, Anchorage Fire Department. Died following a cardiac event during the 1964 earthquake.

    We will also be recognizing Mark Westover, who was previously inducted, through a family gathering at this year’s ceremony and extend a special welcome to his family members.

    At the end of the service a special bell ceremony will “ring home” those firefighters in Alaska that have been killed in the line of duty.

    Location of Ceremony:  5th Ave. and A Street,    Alaska Fallen Firefighter Memorial

    Date/Time of Ceremony:   Sunday, September 11, 2016,   5:00 pm

    For addition info and questions regarding the Ceremony please contact Mark Barker for the Alaska Fallen Firefighter Memorial. Contact at mbarker@gci.net and/or 907-242-3660.

Address/Location
Anchorage Fire Department
100 E 4th Ave
Anchorage, AK 99501

Contact
Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 907-227-9473

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