RCFD joins fire departments across the U.S. in honoring fallen firefighters
RAPID CITY, SD — Every October, the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation sponsors the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Weekend, the official national tribute to those firefighters who died in the line of duty during the previous year. Begining on Sunday, September 29th, the Rapid City Fire Department began their salute to their fallen comrades with a show of lights at Fire Station 6.
Our first submission is from Captain Joe Tjaden at Fire Station 6. He and his crew went all out this year to make sure that the families and loved ones of our fallen know that they are not forgotten. @NFFF_News #FireHero2019 #nffflightthenight2019 pic.twitter.com/O1j41NojQJ
— Rapid City Fire Dept (@RapidCityFire) September 30, 2019
In 2017, the Foundation created Light the Night for Fallen Firefighters to recognize the 25th anniversary of the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation and the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Weekend.
As dusk turns to dark, landmarks across the county glow in respect from September 29 through October 6, 2019, to the fallen and their families.
In 2018, Light the Night for Fallen Firefighters expanded to include fire department tributes. Fire service organizations nationwide are invited to light their facilities in red to honor America’s fallen bravest again in 2019.