WATCH: International Association of Fire Fighters holds memorial for first time since 2019 in Colorado Springs

Published: Sep. 16, 2022 at 4:48 PM MDT|Updated: Sep. 18, 2022 at 8:55 AM MDT
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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KKTV) - The International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF) held a memorial for fallen firefighters at Memorial Park in Colorado Springs on Saturday.

This was the first time the event will be held in person since 2019, and the names of 469 firefighters will be memorialized on the Memorial Wall of Honor. The reading of these names started Friday afternoon.

According to the IAFF, “The ceremony honors all line of duty deaths, and the wall includes the names of those who died on the scene or succumbed to occupational illnesses such as heart disease, cancer and suicide.”

The wall, a number of granite stones that stand in the park, currently holds 8,652 names that date back to 1918.

Some photos of the event can be viewed below.