Fallen firefighters & EMT’s honored in York County
Dozens of people in York County came together on Saturday to honor local firefighters and emergency personnel who’ve lost their lives in the line of duty.
The Remembrance Service was held at the historic Prospect Hill Cemetery in North York.
The service was marked by the unveiling of four new banners listing the names of 28-York County fallen firefighters and emergency service members.
The ceremony took place at the Cemetery's Court of Valor Monument, which is a granite archway topped with pieces of steel from the World Trade Center.
The monument not only honors local veterans, but our nation's first responders as well.
"When it's a friend of mine, I've been going to line of duty funerals for a number of years in my fire service career, even those who I didn't know personally because it is a brotherhood and sisterhood and we remember them because they worked in our business," says Deputy Chief Douglas Eash, with Reliance Fire Company.
28-York County firefighters are buried at Prospect Hill and Greenmount Cemeteries.
Saturday's Remembrance Ceremony concluded National Fire Prevention Week.