Annual Wyoming Fallen Firefighter Memorial set for May
Riverton, WY. – The Wyoming State Fire Marshal’s Office and the Wyoming L.A.S.T. Team, as well as firefighters from around the State of Wyoming invite the public and members of the media to the annual Wyoming Fallen Firefighters memorial service, to be held at the Wyoming Fallen Firefighter’s Memorial in Riverton on May 19th, at 1:30 p.m. The service is a yearly gathering to celebrate the memory and service of Wyoming firefighters who have made the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty. This years’ service will include the addition of the names of five firefighters who were called to the ultimate sacrifice in their service.
The ceremony will include remarks from several leaders in Wyoming’s fire service, remarks from local, state, and national dignitaries, and full ceremonial honors performed by Fire Service Honor Guards and Pipe and Drum Corps from around Wyoming. The memorial is located at the Wyoming Fire Academy, 2500 Academy Court in Riverton. Ample parking is available around academy grounds.
The Fallen Firefighters Memorial was proposed after the heavy fire seasons of 1987 and 1988, when many firefighters lost their lives. Construction was a combined effort of many firefighters from around the state. The memorial includes stones from all 23 Wyoming counties, all BLM districts, all National Forests, the Wind River Indian Reservation, and both Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks. The memorial has to date enshrined 51 firefighters who have died in the line of duty.