C9 Memorial Event

Remembrance Ceremony

The Charleston Fire Department will commemorate the anniversary of the loss of 9 Charleston Firefighters at 7:00 PM on June 18th.  The ceremony will be conducted at the Charleston 9 Memorial Park, 1807 Savannah Highway.  Members of the fire service and our community are welcome to attend. 

 

2021 Update:  Please note that our team is carefully monitoring the ongoing situation with the Covid-19 pandemic.  Based on current trends, data, and relief of City restrictions, we will be returning to an in-person event with any necessary social distancing, CDC, and City of Charleston requirements. 

 

The event will be live-streamed on the CFD Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/charlestonfire.

 

Standing Watch:

Charleston Fire Department personnel will initiate a watch at the flagpole of the memorial park starting at midnight and continuing for the 24 hours of June 18th.  

 

Overview:

  • Family members are welcome to schedule visits between 9:30 AM and 1:30 PM.
  • Media interviews with the Chief will be conducted on site between 5:30 PM – 6:00 PM.  
  • Family members may arrive any time prior to 7:00 PM.  
  • Limited seating will be available with priority given to families of the fallen and past members of the CFD . 
  • Members of the public and uniformed personnel from outside agencies are welcome to attend. 
  • Members from the Lowcountry Firefighter Support Team, counselors from Charleston Dorchester Mental Health Center, and members from the Coastal Crisis Chaplaincy will be on site to offer support. 

 Ceremony:

  • Honor Guard members will escort family members to the seating area between 6:30 – 7:00 PM.
  • The ceremony will begin promptly at 7:00 PM.
  • Invocation.
  • Remarks - Mayor John Tecklenburg & Fire Chief Dan Curia.
  • Roll call of the fallen & tolling of the bell.
  • Benediction.
  • Time of reflection throughout the site.

 Parking:

  • Parking in the area is very limited and we encourage carpooling.
  • Parking will be available behind the new Fire Station 11 (currently under construction) at 1835 Savannah Highway. 
  • Limited parking is available off of Wappoo Road adjacent to the bike trail. 
  • The memorial park parking lot along Savannah Highway will be reserved for CFD apparatus and media staging.   
  • Limited media parking will be available at the northwest corner of the memorial site parking lot. 

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