CFFF monument dedication and memorial
|Photos by Laura King. |
September 10, 2012
By Carey Fredericks
By Carey Fredericks
|Ottawa Fire Chief John DeHooge.|
|Chris from Smokey Lake, Alta.|
|Windsor, N.S., Fire Chief Scott Burgess.|
|Lunenburg, N.S., Fire Chief Donnie Parks.||Parade to monument site at LeBreton Flats, under sunny skies, with Parliament Hill in the background.|
|The colour guard.|
|Pipes and drums lead the procession.|
|The headdress party outside the |
|CAFC president Rob Simonds.|
|CFFF president Robert Kirkpatrick |
with Gov. Gen. David Johnston as he enters the monument site.
|The parade of more than 1,000 |
firefighters and fire officers.
six-metre statue of a firefighter, pointing to the wall of names. The
statue is made of brass couplings donated by fire departments from
Fire Services Deputy Chief
Debbie Higgins, a member of the
party for the 2012 Canadian Firefighters Memorial dedication ceremony.
|Edmonton Fire Chief Ken Block in the march past to close the monument dedication and memorial service on Sunday.|
|Landscape architect Mary Tremain, who with Douglas Copeland designed the site of the CFFF firefighter monument.||Ontario Fire Marshal Ted Wieclawek, representing the Canadian Council of Fire Marshals and Fire Commissioners, is introduced.|
|Port Colborne, Ont., Fire Chief Tom Cartwright, at the memorial wall.||Monument designer and artist/author Douglas Copeland, with the wall of names in the background.|
|CAFC president Rob Simonds is introduced during the opening of the monument decimation and memorial service.||Master of Ceremonies Mike McKenna, CFFF second vice-president, opens the dedication ceremony and memorial service.|
|Gov. Gen. David Johnston places a helmet representing those who died in the line of duty.||Daniel Botkin's friends wear pink ties in honour of their fallen brother.|
|The family of North Perth (Listowell) Deputy District Chief Kenneth Rea.|
family of Markham, Ont., firefighter Larry Pilkey, who died of a
work-related illness in 2011, receives the memorial helmet, with Markham
Fire Chief Bill Snowball.