The Firefighter

The Firefighter
Successive images of The Firefighter who points to the names of the fallen. These photographs were taken between September 2012 and August 2013.

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Sunday, August 25, 2013

Canadian Firefighters Memorial, August 25, 2013

I went to the memorial site expecting not to see much different from last week. That proved to be the case but as luck would have it while I was there a vehicle arrived and watered the plants on the mound where the maple trees are. So I have photographs of that happening. You can see them in the set of pictures below.

Until the people with the truck started to water the hill for the memorial I wasn't sure why they were thare, so I didn't take pictures of them backing into place from the road.

You can just see the water truck as it was leaving behind the top of the grass. You can see some green coming in just below the grass, which has bent over from the weight of the water that has just been sprayed on it.

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Canadian Firefighters Memorial, August 18, 2013

It's only been a week since photographing the site. I don't know if I'll be able to get to it again before the ceremony so I took advantage of having the time and visited it again. There isn't much different from the previous week but, to me, it looks better this time. I think people are working on it to make it really nice for the ceremony coming up on September 8.

I took this picture at this steep angle because the way the light reflects off the names at this angle makes the ones that have just been added show up brighter. I don't know if the camera caught that or not.

I wanted a picture of this pine tree standing out from the trees in the background. I expect in a few years it will be very tall and impressive. Right now it's a very young tree.

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Canadian Firefighters Memorial, August 11, 2013

This day turned out to be beautiful for taking pictures. Overall the landscaping vegetation has done very well this year. The site has been worked on to make it presentable for the memorial ceremony coming in September. There has been extensive weeding and overall cleanup. The landscape areas have a new layer of mulch. The memorial itself now has a dedication plaque and about twenty names have been added to the wall.

I thought that these plants had not survived the winter but they have perked up and grown green leaves. The mulch is new since I last took pictures of the site.

The plants on the south side of the hill are coming along but they have not done as well as those on the rest of the site. One reason for that may be that this area is in shade for much of the day.

You can tell the name that has been recently added as it is less weathered than the others.


This monument is dedicated to all Canadian firefighters who serve their communities, and honours by name those who have died in the line of duty.

This memorial was made possible with the support of the Canadian Fallen Firefighters Foundation and the Government of Canada.

Unveiled on September 9, 2012 by His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada

Artist: Douglas Coupland
Landscape Architect: PLANT Architecture Inc.