Cheyenne Fire Rescue ‘Light the Night’ for Fallen Firefighters
Fire stations around Cheyenne and the Ring of Peace sculpture on Carey Avenue -- which stands in tribute to those who lost their lives on 9/11 -- will be lit in red through Oct. 12 to honor America's fallen firefighters and their families.
Cheyenne Fire Rescue says the tribute coincides with Light the Night for Fallen Firefighters, which began Sunday and runs through Oct. 6, and Fire Prevention Week, which is Oct. 6-12.
"The public can honor fallen firefighters by burning a red light on the outside of their residence through Oct. 12," said Chief Greg Hoggatt. "Firefighters and their families make the ultimate sacrifice every year and we pay tribute to those who left us to early."
The U.S. Fire Service will honor 92 firefighters who died in the line of duty in 2018 and 27 firefighters who died in the line of duty in previous years during the 38th National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Service in Emmitsburg, Maryland, on Oct. 6.
The service begins at 8 a.m. (MST) and can be watched live at live.firehero.org.