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On October 10, 2010, the Washington State Firefighters Association held their annual memorial service honoring Washington State's fallen firefighters and their families. The service was held at the State Capitol Rotunda in Olympia, Washington.
During the service, three firefighters who died this year in the line of duty were honored as well as all firefighters who put their lives on the line everyday. The three firefighters included Fire Chief Chet Bauermeister, Franklin County Fire District 4, Firefighter Terence Goldberg, Kirkland Fire Department, and Battalion Chief David H. Jacobs Jr., Seattle Fire Department.
Family, friends, and firefighters from all over Washington attended the service. Members of Portland Fire & Rescue’s Honor Guard participated in the ceremony alongside Honor Guards from Washington fire agencies. Together the Honor Guards provided last honors for fallen members past and present with respect and dignity.
Members of PF&R's Honor Guard in front of the Washington State Capitol
The annual memorial service coincided with the National Fire Administration Memorial Service, held each year on the first Sunday of October during National Fire Prevention Week.
Additional photos of service can be viewed here. All photos by Liz Jackson/HeroToHero.US.
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