Bobby Williams

Spokane remembers its fallen firefighters

Bobby Williams, Fire Chief, No Phone Number Available

Tuesday, July 1, 2014 at 10:05 a.m.

Spokane remembers its fallen firefighters

The Spokane Firefighters Memorial Project (501c3) is a legacy project created and led by SFD Lt. Greg Borg to recognize the line of duty deaths our organization and community have suffered. The memorial project is performing dedication ceremonies to install permanent memorial plaques for all 17 of Spokane's fallen firefighters. Each dedication will be held on the anniversary of the firefighter's death and the plaque will be installed at the location they lost their lives. The first dedication was for Captain Doyle at Post and Riverside on June 2.

The second dedication honored FEO John Knighten. John lost his three-year battle with multiple myeloma, a presumptive cancer recognized as job-related, on June 30, 2013. He was 45 years old and a 19-year veteran of the Spokane Fire Department. Please join in honoring John and his sacrifice by visiting his memorial plaque outside of Station 4 at 1515 W. 1st Ave.

The Spokane Fire Department encourages the community to learn more about our city's fallen heroes and to join the Spokane Firefighters Memorial Project in honoring and remembering each sacrifice that has been made to keep our city safe.

  • Captain Doyle: June 2, 2014 at Post and Riverside
  • FEO John Knighten: June 30, 2014 at Station 4
  • Fireman Sparrow: July 15, 2014 at Garland and Howard
  • Fireman Maynard: July 25, 2014 at 1st and Lincoln
  • Firefighter Heidenreich: September 12, 2014 at 1st and Sherman
  • Fireman Deardorff: September 21, 2014 at Main and Lincoln
  • Alarm Operator Bunnell: October 6, 2014 at Wall and Spokane Falls Blvd.
  • Fireman Lynch: October 8, 2014 at Monroe and Sharp
  • Captain Gustafson: December 27, 2014 Wall and Railroad
  • Lieutenant Willis: January 11, 2015 at Wall and Spokane Falls Blvd.
  • Fireman Mackey: January 14, 2015 at Wall and Main
  • Superintendant of Alarms Stewart: February 2 at 17th and Fiske
  • Alarm Operator Booher: February 25, 2015 at Wall and Spokane Falls Blvd.
  • Captain Hanna: March 3, 2015 at Wall and Riverside
  • Fireman Mero: March 6, 2015 at 12th and Stevens
  • Fireman Hutcheson: May 3, 2015 at Spokane Falls Blvd. and Sherman
  • Captain Chapman: May 25, 2015 at Main and Division

For more information about these events or questions about the Fire Department, call 509.625.7000.

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