Emmitsburg hosts National Fallen Firefighters service

The National Fallen Firefighters Foundation is hosting its annual National Memorial Service in Emmitsburg on Sunday from 10 a.m. to about noon. This year, 81 fallen firefighters from across the country being honored.

The foundation is providing web streaming of the service, which can be accessed here.

On Saturday, despite the shutdown of the federal government, family members of fallen firefighters were able to visit the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial in Emmitsburg. The shutdown closed the National Emergency Training Center, which forced the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation to move events to other facilities in Emmitsburg.

The shutdown meant the memorial on the NETC campus was off limits, but the foundation worked with FEMA and the U.S. States Fire Administration to gain access for the families coming in from all over the country.

The visit took place on Saturday following a candlelight service at The Basilica of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, Daughters of Charity in Emmitsburg.

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