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Fallen Firefighters Honored

April 14th, 2009 by flanews

The state is honoring firefighters who died in the line of duty.

Three lost their lives last year. Floridas Chief Financial Office and State Fire Marshal Alex Sink joined firefighters at the state capitol to ring the last call bell. It rang three times to honor the brave men and women who lost their lives fighting fires. Sink said its important to recognize their sacrifice.

This is a ceremony we do every year to honor fallen firefighters. Part of the ceremony is to bring representatives of the fire service here to Tallahassee and the central part of it is that we ring the bell three times which is significant in the fire service because it means the firefighters duty has been done, Sink said.

This is Florida Firefighters Appreciation week. Sponsors of legislation to create a Firefighters Memorial Flag were also on hand for the event.

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