EUREKA, Calif. (KIEM)-Humboldt Bay Fire is very close to fulfilling their wish, to build a Fallen Firefighter Memorial for fellow firefighters who lost their lives in the line of duty, throughout the department’s history.
Community Risk Reduction Specialist Amy Conlin says, the memorial will consist of a monument with a stone base and a bronze sculpture on top, and three stone benches circling the tribute.
“Between Eureka Fire Department and Humboldt Fire District #1, we’ve had six line of duty deaths and we don’t have any place here honoring that, and so we identified Clark Plaza as the good site for the memorial, of a large historic fire that happened there,” she said.
The 1959 fire Conlin refers to injured seven firefighters and a civilian, and damaged 5 businesses.
The photo above is what the memorial will look like, when they reach their goal.
HBF has planned their final fundraiser for October 27th from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Mod Pizza.
The restaurant will donate 20% of that days sales for the memorial, make sure to mention the fallen firefighter memorial after your pizza purchase.
The memorial will be funded 100% through donations which will cover the cost of the artists, lighting, flag pole, sculpture, plaque, stone benches and for both hardscape and Landscaping.
Those who’d like to help make their vision come alive can donate in person by cash or check and through their Gofundme page by clicking here.