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image of memorial serviceThe creation of a permanent, official memorial to honor the memory of Westchester County Firefighters who paid the ultimate sacrifice, became a reality on Oct. 13, 1991.  The memorial stands as an enduring tribute to those firefighters of Westchester County to whom we all owe immeasurable gratitude. As part of honoring these firefighters, a memorial service is held annually in October, in which every Westchester County Fire Service Agency, Association and Organization, as well as the fallen’ s surviving family members are invited to attend and participate.

Our beautiful memorial is erected in front of the Richard A. Flynn Fire Training Center, located at 4 Dana Road in Valhalla, NY. The memorial consists of a life-
image of memorial monumentsized bronze statue depicting a firefighter assisting a fallen comrade to safety. Surrounding the statue on the brick walls of the training center are bronze plaques, containing the fallen’s name, department and date of sacrifice.

The Westchester Fallen Firefighter Committee is comprised of representatives from all major fire service associations and agencies within Westchester County. The committee representatives are:

  • Westchester County Fire Chiefs Association – Edwin Byrnes, Chairman
  • Westchester County Volunteer Firemen’s Association – Lawrence Lee
  • Westchester County Association of Fire Districts – Albert Mignone
  • Westchester County Career Fire Chiefs Association – Edward Rush
  • Westchester County Department of Emergency Services – William Dingee, County Fire Coordinator
  • Westchester Fire Advisory Board – John Marshall
  • At Large Member – Robert Hickey
  • At Large Member – Joseph Iantorno

Liaisons to the Committee:

  • National Fallen Firefighters Foundation – Joseph Minogue
  • NYS Office of Fire Prevention and Control  - Richard Penney
  • Westchester County Department of Emergency Services – Luci Labriola-Cuffe

The Westchester County Fallen Firefighters Memorial Committee is currently accepting nomination applications.