(Riverton, Wyo.) - This past Saturday, several members of the Jackson Fire/EMS and the Sublette County United Fire attended the Fallen Firefighters Memorial Service. During the annual Fallen Firefighters Memorial Service, Bill Kohlbrand, who died in the line of duty on March 11, 2015, was added to the list of 48 other fallen firefighters. Jackson Fire Chief Willy Watsabaugh gave the introduction and welcome, while Chaplain Ben Nardi from Jackson Hole Fire/EMS gave the invocation. Jackson Battalion Chief Matt Redwine and local volunteer firefighter and EMT Cody Lara were part of the color guard. Sublette County Unified Fire Chief Shad Cooper attended the event as well. According to the Wyoming Department of Fire Prevention and Electrical Safety
, "The Wyoming
Fallen Firefighter Memorial concept was proposed to state associations
after the heavy fire seasons of 1987 and 1988; when many firefighters lost
The organization states that the rocks used in the construction are from 23
counties, all BLM Districts, all National Forests, the Wind River Indian
Reservation, and both National Parks in Wyoming.
"It was quite moving," said Chief Redwine of the ceremony. "It just an
honor to be there to memorialize these guys and recognize the sacrifice
they have made to Wyoming."
Here are some photos from the event (all h/t Sublette County Unified Fire):
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*Feature Photo: h/t Sublette County Unified Fire / Pitchengine Communities*