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Firefighters to honor fallen comrades, host pancake breakfast

This week represents the annual National Fallen Firefighter Memorial weekend. Every year, the Boulder City Fire Department, in association with the national memorial, honors the past year’s fallen fighters with an open invitation to the fire station.

The Boulder City Firefighter’s Association will host this year’s event from 8-11 a.m. Saturday at the Boulder City Fire Department, 1101 Elm St.

The department will honor 112 fallen firefighters who died in the line of duty over the past year.

The open house is a great opportunity to meet some of your town’s firefighters and their families. You can take a tour of the station, check out the apparatus at the station and enjoy a complimentary pancake breakfast. There will be pancakes, sausages, coffee and juice provided and donated to the Boulder City Firefighters Association by local Boulder City businesses.

There will also be a moment of silence to honor the fallen firefighters as well as an inspirational speaker.

This is a great opportunity to come and meet some of your local heroes and learn what it is they do on a daily basis. Learn what their families go through, and learn what happens when one of them makes the ultimate sacrifice. We, as firefighters, inherit the risk of losing out lives on the job on any given day, and for some it is a nightmare-turned-reality. Come out and honor those who gave their lives in protection of strangers.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at 702-293-9228 or email me at bshea@bcnv.org.

Brian Shea is a Boulder City paramedic/firefighter.

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