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Firefightersâ€™ Memorial Sunday Observed in Fall River Fall River, MA - Several dozen firefighters gathered on Sunday, June 11th at the deceased firefighters memorial to remember the fallen from the Department. Fire Department Chaplin Monsignor Thomas JUMP TO FILE# Harrington began 061117107 the service with an opening prayer and a salute to the flag. Fire Chief John Lynch spoke of the many advances the Department has made when it comes to the safety of members. Recently, the Department has replaced the SCBAs, added turnout gear washers and dryers, and has started to replace the apparatus fleet. Chief Lynch vowed under his watch to do everything in his power to not add to the 22 members' names engraved into the granite memorial. Fire Department members, retirees, families and friends remembered the fallen, and then retired to a local restaurant for a meal. - KENNETH LEGER
Monsignor Harrington leads the service with a prayer.
Dozens of firefighters march towards the memorial.