In the past 113 years, 119 firefighters & paramedics have lost their lives in the line of duty. No statewide memorial exists. Forty other states have such statewide memorials. Recent losses include fire fighters, paramedics, forest service personnel and others, all dedicated to protecting Arizona citizens from fire, flood and accidents. The Arizona Firefighters & Emergency Paramedics Memorial will be a living memorial honoring early deaths and, sadly enough, preparing for continuous growth.
Open space will be integral to the site, allowing families, individuals and groups to have a quiet moment, to sit and remember and to learn about these heroes. 100% of donations made to the Fund will go directly towards memorial construction for these fallen heroes.
The Arizona Fallen Firefighter Memorial will honor the firefighters, emergency paramedics and wildland firefighters who died in our cities, towns, forests and on our highways. A place not to mourn, but remember the sacrifice and dedication of these brave heroes. The Memorial is in the process of being built on the eastern edge of the Wesley Bolin Plaza in Phoenix and is projected to be completed by October 2015.