The Charleston 9 Remembrance Committee has been carefully monitoring the ongoing situation with the Covid-19 pandemic. Multiple options for a remembrance ceremony were developed to ensure we honored the sacrifices of our fallen while remaining mindful of the impact of the pandemic in our State and region. Due to the current situation, we will conduct a modified remembrance ceremony.
The Charleston Fire Department will commemorate the 13-year anniversary of the loss of nine firefighters at 7:00 PM on Thursday, June 18th, 2020, at the Charleston 9 Memorial Park, 1807 Savannah Highway.
The event will be closed and be limited only to the personnel conducting the remembrance ceremony and providing remarks. The program will be live streamed on the Charleston Fire Department Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/charlestonfire.
The CFD will be working with family members to provide private periods during the day to visit the site.
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. Due to the current situation, only members of the Charleston Fire Department will conduct the watch. Those on site will maintain appropriate social distancing.
Fire Chief Dan Curia will be available for interviews Thursday, June 18th, 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm at the Charleston 9 Memorial Park. Media vehicles should stage at the northwest corner of the parking lot.