Lakewood Honors Fallen Firefighters in Annual Memorial Ceremony on Sunday, October 4thOctober 01, 2015
Mayor Mike Summers, Lakewood City Council and the City of Lakewood’s Division of Fire will honor firefighters who have died in the line of duty at the Fallen Firefighter Memorial Ceremony on Sunday, October 4, 2015 at 12 p.m. at Fire Station No. 1, 14601 Madison Avenue. All on-duty fire personnel will gather with fire apparatus at the site of the Firefighter’s Memorial in front of the station. Following the ceremony, there will be a Fire Open House including a tour of the Fire Station and the Fire Museum in Station No. 1 from 12:30 – 1 p.m.
Lakewood’s annual Fallen Firefighter Memorial ceremony marks the beginning of National Fire Prevention Week from October 4-10, 2015. Since 1925, the City of Lakewood has joined other towns and cities across the nation in observing National Fire Prevention Week during the anniversary of the Great Chicago Fire.
In other activities intended to educate the public about fire safety, the Fire Prevention Bureau will visit elementary schools to give safety talks and demonstrate firefighting equipment. The 2015 Fire Prevention Week theme is “Hear The Beep Where You Sleep: Every Bedroom Needs A Working Smoke Alarm.”