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IAFF LOCAL 3631

1900 East Warner Avenue, Suite G • Santa Ana, California 92705-5549 Office: (949) 486-3631 • Fax: (949) 486-3636 • Website: www.ocfirefighters.org

For Immediate Release
Contact: Local President Ray Geagan at 949-486-3631

To Date More than 20 Orange County Firefighters Have Made the Ultimate Sacrifice Protecting Our Community

This Message Is In Remembrance of Our Fallen That Have Been Added to the Thousands of Others Etched into the Granite Memorial in Colorado Springs.

2015 IAFF Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial Saturday, September 19, 2015, 11:00 am MT Memorial Park, Colorado Springs, CO. [Journalists attending must be in place by 10:30 a.m.]

Your firefighters joined the fire service with a commitment to put their life on the line in order to keep Orange County safe and their names have since been memorialized to the IAFF Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial in Colorado Springs, Colorado, honoring those who have died in the line of duty since 1918.

Join us on September 19th in honoring our fallen. The entire Memorial service will be streamed live at www.KOAA.com. Video and photos of the service can be made available. Visit the Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial web site for a list of names on the Wall of Honor and other information.

This year, the IAFF unveils a beautifully rebuilt Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial, four times larger than the original honoring more than 7,300 fire fighters and paramedics who died in the line of duty. The names include those who died on the job, as well as the alarming number who died from toxic exposures, including more than 120 who succumbed after being exposed to deadly carcinogens while searching for survivors at Ground Zero.

Etched on granite slabs forming concentric circles, the names tell a bigger story, a century of sacrifice and service, a fire service that has given so much but become stronger and made communities safer.

Contact Local president Ray Geagan at 949-486-3631 for more information or questions.

The International Association of Fire Fighters, headquartered in Washington, D.C., is the leading advocate in North America for the safety and training of fire fighters and paramedics and represents more than 300,000 full-time professional fire fighters and paramedics who protect communities in every state and throughout Canada. More information is available at www.iaff.org

Representing Professional Firefighters protecting the cities of:

Buena Park • Cypress • Dana Point • Irvine • Laguna Beach • Laguna Hills • Laguna Niguel • Laguna Woods • Lake Forest • La Palma • Los Alamitos Mission Viejo • Placentia • Rancho Santa Margarita • San Clemente • San Juan Capistrano • Santa Ana • Seal Beach • Stanton • Tustin • Villa Park Westminster • Yorba Linda • Unincorporated Orange County