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19th Annual Fallen Firefighters Memorial Service to be held Oct. 2

Sep 17, 2019

2019 Fallen Firefighters Memorial Service

Contact:  Greg Hiles, Greg.Hiles@kctcs.edu, (859) 256-3469

Lexington, Ky. – The Kentucky Firefighters Association, the Kentucky Professional Firefighters Association, the Kentucky International Fire Chiefs Association, Frankfort Fire and EMS and the Kentucky Fire Commission will partner to host the 19th Annual Kentucky Fallen Firefighters Memorial Service 11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 2, in Frankfort, at the entrance of Juniper Hill Park.

The memorial service helps remember all Kentucky firefighters who have given their lives in the line of duty, making the ultimate sacrifice in order to protect the citizens of the Commonwealth. The above agencies invite all firefighters, the families and friends of fallen firefighters, all first responders and community members to attend this public ceremony.

The event includes a Red Helmets Courage Ride, which will begin prior to the service and will travel to the Fallen Firefighter Memorial, where the ceremony and a wreath laying service will take place. Those interested in participating in the ride can register beginning at 8:30 a.m. Oct. 2, at Dick’s Sporting Goods, 7800 John Davis Drive, in Frankfort. For questions about the ride, contact Tiger Robinson at (606) 875-1529 or Troy Randall at (859) 509-3935.

Local fire departments who have a honor guard or bagpipers wanting to participate in the service should contact Captain Mike Felty at mfelty@frankfort.ky.gov or (859) 707-9034.

Juniper Hill Park is located on U.S. 60 East, off U.S. Highway 127, at 800 Louisville Road, Frankfort, KY, 40601.

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