Flags Lowered for Firefighters’ National Memorial Day

September 8, 2017 –  The flags at Timmins City Hall will be flying at half-mast in honour of Firefighters’ National Memorial Day on Sunday, September 10.

Federal Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale recently announced the new Nationally-recognized day which will serve as a tribute to public safety officers who have lost their lives in the line of duty. Firefighters’ National Memorial Day shall be recognized on the second Sunday of September each year.

“It is only natural that we participate in honouring the brave men and women who risk their lives to keep our communities safe,” said Mayor Steve Black. “We are fortunate to have a highly skilled, dedicated group of firefighters in Timmins, and so we are not only honouring those who have lost their lives, but those who continue to dedicate their lives to this noble career.”

According to the Canadian Fallen Firefighters Foundation, more than 1,300 firefighters have died on duty since 1848.

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