|Walkways occupy the south east corner of the memorial site. For the annual|
memorial ceremony these provide a parade route for the procession of bands,
honour guard, and participating firefighters.
|Landscaping adds a park like atmosphere to the memorial site and adds an|
environmental aspect to the memorial intended to comfort those who have
lost a firefighter in their family or their fire department.
|Stone benches provide places to sit in a quiet contemplative environment.|
|In the original plans for the site the wall would extend around this|
contemplative area. The wall became shorter but the intent to provide
a secluded area for reflection is still accomplished.
|The square metallic panel on the tree planter provides access to eight 20|
amp outlets. These provide electric power for sound equipment used during
memorial ceremonies held on the site.
|The large flat open space provides a place for people to participate in the|
annual Canadian Firefighters Memorial Ceremony.
|The bronze firefighter stands as a focal point for the memorial. Many Canadian|
fire departments contributed brass fire hose couplings that became a component
of the alloy from which the sixteen foot (4.87 metres) tall statue was cast.
|He points to the wall where Canadian firefighters|
killed in line of duty are commemorated.
|Any memorial site to firefighters should have the Maltese cross and there it|
is on the Firefighter's helmet. The wording on the cross is, "Fire Service
|The firefighter wears the Canadian flag on his shoulder.|
|The names on the wall are grouped by geographic region. For example the|
part of the wall shown here represents western Canada and specifically,
British Columbia, Alberta, Yukon and Northwest Territories.
|A series of short vertical columns occupies the base of the wall. Alternating|
columns contain lights. Each one has a small numbered plaque at its top. This
number will help those who want to find a specific name on the wall. In the
database of the fallen on the Canadian Fallen Firefighters Foundation web
site, clicking on a firefighter's name will bring up more information about
that firefighter. Included in that information is a number that corresponds
to the closest number atop one of these columns.
|This sign contains a quick response (QR) code that links|
to Canadian Heritage's web page for the memorial.
|Although the presence of a fire hydrant on the memorial site|
is completely coincidental it is appropriate to be there.