September 30, 2008 -
The Knoxville Fire Department will hold a memorial service honoring fallen firefighters on Oct. 7 at 11 a.m. in front of the KFD’s Headquarters Fire Station on Summit Hill Drive.
Knoxville Mayor Bill Haslam, Fire Chief Robert L. Key, KFD firefighters, and the family and friends of those who are being remembered will be at the ceremony.
This annual ceremony honors the 18 Knoxville firefighters who lost their lives in the line of duty since 1885 and also honors the memory of the 11 retired KFD firefighters who passed away during the past year.
The annual KFD Firefighter Retiree’s Luncheon will follow the memorial service.