As usual, UCTE will be taking part in the annual memorial ceremony held in honour of fallen firefighters. This year, due to the pandemic, the event will be held virtually on Sunday, September 13, 2020.

Here is the video of last year:

“In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, frontline workers, families, and communities confront unprecedented risks,” said David Sheen, president of the Canadian Fallen Firefighters Foundation. “Families are faced with direct risks associated with frontline work while balancing employment and financial changes, home schooling, and vulnerabilities to COVID-19. The Board of Directors felt it was our duty to protect the health and safety of our families and colleagues while upholding our mission to remember, honour, and support our fallen.”

Hundreds of firefighters from across Canada usually attend the memorial service to show their support. This year, the ceremony will be broadcast live on YouTube. In 2021, it will again be held at the Canadian Firefighters Memorial in Ottawa.

View the president’s message at:

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