Calgary Firefighters Association

Established 1917 · IAFF Local 255


IAFF Fallen Firefighter Memorial

Each September, as summer takes its leave and turns Colorado aspens golden, we gather here to remember. We come together as one union. One sister & brotherhood. One family. We come to honour extraordinary human beings. We come to this special place, not only to remember, but to ensure a hectic, preoccupied world never forgets.

In 1918 the IAFF organized to improve working conditions for fire fighters. More than 60 years later, members of Colorado Springs Local 5 looked out over this vacant field and visualized a memorial honouring those who fall in the line of duty. That dream became reality in 1984, when city fathers granted a lease in Memorial Park for the purpose of erecting a permanent tribute to fire fighters. Their asking price: The modest sum of one dollar per year​

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