Eureka City Council Approves Firefighter Memorial in Old Town

Eureka, Ca. (KIEM) — The Eureka city council voted to approve the building of a firefighter’s memorial. The decision comes after Humboldt Bay Fire brought the idea of honoring the lives and sacrifices made by firefighters to the council.

The memorial would be located at Clarke plaza, right across from the Clarke History Museum. It would include the names of the 6 firefighters Humboldt Bay Fire has lost in their history. The last time a firefighter was killed in the line of duty was in 2004.

Humboldt Bay Fire has chosen local artist Todd Kruper for the project. They are also hoping to have lights on and a flag flying 24 hours a day.

According to the city manager, Greg Sparks, the next step is bringing a final design to the public and trying to gather as much community support as possible.

Moving forward, Humboldt Bay Fire will begin collecting donations from the community in order to begin construction on the project.