The 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 military ceremonyWestchester 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.

image of memorial monumentOur 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-
sized 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 –Vincent Coulehan, Chairman
  • Westchester County Volunteer Firemen’s Association – Lawrence Lee
  • Westchester County Association of Fire Districts – Albert Mignone
  • Westchester County Career Fire Chiefs Association – Howard Reiss
  • Westchester County Department of Emergency Services – Neil Caputo, County Fire Coordinator
  • Westchester Fire Advisory Board – John Marshall
  • At Large Member – Robert Hickey

Liaisons to the Committee:

  • National Fallen Firefighters Foundation – Joseph Minogue
  • NYS Office of Fire Prevention and Control  - James Galu
  • Westchester County Department of Emergency Services – Jason Ward

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