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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Monday, September 09, 2013

Canadian Firefighters Memorial Ceremony - 2013 - part 4

With the last of the families honoured the conclusion of the ceremony begins with ringing the bell and the playing of The Last Post.

That concludes the photographs I took of the Canadian Firefighters Memorial Ceremony of Sunday, September 8, 2013.

Canadian Firefighters Memorial Ceremony - 2013 - part 3

With the firefighters on the field, the bands staged and the helmets placed it's time to get things underway with singing O Canada.

This medallion in its presentation case is presented to each of the families of a firefighter killed in the line of duty in the previous year. The name of the firefighter is engraved on the back of the medallion.

This year, 2013, there were nine families of firefighters being honoured and receiving a medallion, the eight here and the one shown in the previous photograph.

In the Canadain Armed Forces, firefighting is a trade of the Air Force. Aboard the Navy's ships and in Army bases the firefighters posted there are Air Force personnel.

 Continued and concluded in part 4