The Tyrone Volunteer Fire and Rescue Wind Canyon Station invite everyone out to join with the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation and other organizations around the country to honor firefighters who have died in the line of duty with Bells Across America. As part of National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Weekend, a moment of remembrance will be held this Sunday, October 6th at 1pm at the Wind Canyon Fire Station, 8 Truck Bypass Road.
According to Chief Ronald Siarnicki, executive director of the National Fallen Firefighters Foundations, “the ringing of the bells has a powerful meaning to firefighters. Not only to bells signal the beginning or end of a call, they also were used to notify department members that one of their own had died while serving the community.” Siarnicki adds, “At the beginning of the memorial service on Sunday, October 6, the bells at the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Chapel in Emmitsburg will ring to honor the memories of those who made the ultimate sacrifice in 2012. We are encouraging firefighters across the country to invite their places of worship and community organizations to join us with their own tribute to all our fallen heroes.”
To join hundreds of fire departments and places of worship nationwide to honor these heroes, visit www.BellsAcrossAmerica.com or join the Tyrone Volunteer Fire and Rescue on October 6th, 2013. Sunday will also be the 3rd Annual Wind Canyon Dragonfest from 12 to 4, where visitors can enjoy food, demonstrations, and learn helpful community information. To learn more about these events, call 534-0446.