TN State Fire Marshal's Office to Honor its Fallen Firefighters Saturday in Annual Memorial
Thursday, September 05, 2013 | 09:13am
NASHVILLE, TN – Firefighters lost in the line of duty will be honored at the Tennessee Fire and Codes Enforcement Academy’s annual memorial service at 4 p.m. Saturday, September 7, 2013. Department of Commerce and Insurance Commissioner and State Fire Marshal Julie Mix McPeak will provide remarks.
“The State Fire Marshal’s Office cherishes the courageous, selfless service of Tennessee’s firefighters. We take seriously our efforts to train our firefighters and to honor those who nobly give their lives in the line of duty,” McPeak said.
In calendar year 2012, the firefighter memorial committee was notified of the loss of Fire Chief Kenny Fox, a 20-year veteran of the fire service. Chief Fox of Station #3 in Decaturville of the Decatur County Volunteer Fire Department, died from injuries sustained when the roof of a burning bar and grill collapsed upon him. A true hero, Chief Fox pushed two of his fellow firefighters from the building just before the roof gave way.
The Tennessee Fallen Firefighter Memorial Committee and the State Fire Marshal’s Office are honoring Chief Fox and all of Tennessee’s fallen firefighters on Saturday.
Founded in 2002, members of the Tennessee Fallen Firefighter Memorial (TFFM) Committee represent various fire service organizations across Tennessee: Tennessee Fire Chiefs Association, Tennessee Fireman’s Association, Tennessee Fire Service and Codes Enforcement Academy, the Tennessee Chapter of the International Association of Arson Investigators, Tennessee Federation of Fire Chaplains, and the Tennessee Professional Firefighters Association.
All members of the public are invited to join the State Fire Marshal’s Office, the Tennessee Fire and Codes Academy, and the Department of Commerce and Insurance at the Fallen Firefighter Memorial at 2161 Unionville-Deason Road, Bell Buckle, Tennessee, 37020.
The Tennessee Fire and Codes Academy and the State Fire Marshal’s Office are parts of the Department of Commerce and Insurance, which works to protect consumers while ensuring fair competition for industries and professionals who do business in Tennessee. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube.