Every firefighter has a story of another firefighter they have lost or who is struggling with significant, job-related health issues.
FSTAR Health is looking for your help to share these stories of courage, loss, and survival. This year at Fire-Rescue International in San Antonio, Texas, FSTAR and the IAFC will be hosting a Firefighter Memorial Wall and a Firefighter Survival Wall. The walls are a place to share a photo or a name of a firefighter who has dealt with or is currently dealing with job-related health issues.
We request your assistance in building a collection of photos and names that will start to fill both walls prior to FRI. If you know of anyone who you feel should be on this wall, please send us a photo (3×5 or 4×6 sizes are preferred) or their name via email to firstname.lastname@example.org by close of business, August 10. You may also bring photos directly to FRI to post on the wall.
The walls will be very visible throughout FRI, and we will have books for people to share stories with more details, as well as ribbons to share names in case a photo is unavailable. The ribbons will be available in the colors associated with specific diseases. Please note we are unable to return photos at this time and are planning to send these walls to other IAFC conferences over the 2016-2017 timeframe.
Thank you for your assistance in this effort.
International Association of Fire Chiefs