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Saturday, October 7, 2017

PGFD Ulmschneider to be honored at National Memorial this weekend

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Fallen Firefighters to be honored at National Memorial this weekend 


Prince George's County Fire Fighter/Medic Lieutenant John "Skillet" Ulmschneider suffered a Line of Duty Death on April 15, 2016.  He will be memorialized at the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial in Emmitsburg, MD this Sunday concluding a weekend of services to remember our fallen and to assist survivors.  In addition to Ulmschneider the lives of other 74 firefighters who died in the line of duty in 2016 and 20 firefighters who died in previous years will be honored during the 36th National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Service on Sunday, October 8, 2017.

The service begins at 10:00 a.m. (ET) at the National Fire Academy in Emmitsburg, Maryland and is open to the public. During the service, a bronze plaque bearing the names of the fallen will be officially added to the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial. These firefighters also will be remembered in a special Candlelight Service on Saturday, October 7 at 6:30 p.m. (ET). We encourage you to carry both services live.

The annual tribute is sponsored by the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (NFFF) and the Department of Homeland Security’s U.S. Fire Administration. More than 5,000 people, including Members of Congress, Administration officials and other dignitaries, members of the fire service, and families, friends, and co-workers of the fallen firefighters are expected to attend.

· For live streaming information and satellite coordinates along with video of events for downloading. Go to live.firehero.org.

· For a complete list by state of fallen firefighters being honored and a widget to display their information on your website, along with Memorial Weekend videos and photos, visit media.firehero.org for details.

· Follow Memorial Weekend social media for news and updates. Please share and retweet.

#firehero2017; http://facebook.com/NationalFallenFirefightersFoundation

http://twitter.com/NFFF_News and http://weekend.firehero.org.

Media Contact: Donna Clark 240-723-0615

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