Spokane Fire Department

9-11 News Release

Each year since that dreadful day on September 11, 2001, members of the Spokane Fire Department have taken this date to pay tribute to the men and women who were tragically killed during the terrorist attacks. We take time in our own way to honor the determined heroism and sacrifice of the 343 FDNY firefighters and other public safety workers who responded initially; and the countless others that are still suffering the effects of the incident. Flags at all City Fire Stations and Facilities were lowered to half-staff this morning at sunrise and will remain until dusk to honor the victims, their families, and the bravery of the first responders both during and in the aftermath of the attacks.

Today has also been designated by the President as the “National Day of Service and Remembrance” in order to reignite the spirit of unity, compassion, and community service that inspired Americans following the 9/11 tragedy. Citizens are asked to honor the victims and heroes by answering the call to service and recommitting themselves to helping their neighbors. Local Teens are doing just that tonight at 6PM by presenting a Teen Concert on the roof at the Downtown YMCA (930 N. Monroe). They are donating the proceeds to the non-profit “SFD Foundation” which supports non-budgeted Fire Department programs such as CARES, $100 Program for the apparatus, Public and School Educational materials, smoke detectors and others.

Today the members of the Spokane Fire Department reaffirm our commitment to our community that the sacrifice of so many will not be in vain. Our future as a community is tied to guaranteeing our citizens’ protection against threats such as terrorism, the effects of fire and countless other types of emergencies-and we are committed to being successful as your Fire Department.

Spokane, thank you for the inspirational support as we continue our 125th year of protecting you, your families and the visitors of our community.

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