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National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Weekend Information for the Fire Service

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During the Weekend, members of the fire service can honor America's bravest and participate in a number of activities. You can pay your respects to America's fallen fire heroes and their survivors in a number of ways.

Honor Guard, Bagpipe Units, and Fire Service Escorts

Honor Guard, Bagpipe Units and fire department members who would like to be Family Escorts must pre-register in order to participate in the Memorial Weekend.

» More Information & Registration: Family Escorts | Honor Guards and Pipe Band Units

Departments of Fallen Firefighters Being Honored This Year

We recognize that firefighters who lose a fellow firefighter in the line of duty are survivors, too. We want you to be part of the weekend activities.

If you are not already participating as an Honor Guard/Pipe Band member or Fire Service Escort, department members are encouraged to attend special sessions for coworkers on Saturday morning. Small group sessions give coworkers an opportunity to share their experiences and make lasting connections. Sessions are also available for family members of coworkers.

» More Information & Registration: Small Groups for Departments with a Firefighter Being Honored This Year | Family Escorts | Honor Guards and Pipe Band Units

Departments of fallen firefighters, escorts, and honor guard/pipe band unit commanders will receive additional information about lodging and scheduled events.

Fire Service Member Attendence at the Candlelight and National Memorial Services

Both the Candlelight Service and National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Service are open to the public. However, if weather or other factors prohibit holding the Candlelight Service outdoors at 6:30pm on Saturday October 11, it will be limited to the families of the fallen firefighters due to indoor space limitations. The Memorial Service begins at 10 a.m. on Sunday October 12.

Parking is at Mount St. Mary's University along Route 15 and ride the shuttle buses to the campus. Plan to arrive at the parking area at least an hour ahead of time as you will need to go through a security checkpoint on campus.

We look forward to having you with us.

Parking and Directions

There will be no on-campus parking during the Memorial Weekend or the Saturday Candlelight Service.

Shuttle Service

Parking will be available at Mt. St. Mary's University PNC Sports Complex in Emmitsburg, with regular shuttle service to the campus. On Friday (Honor Guard, Escorts, Volunteers) and during the day on Saturday, a shuttle will run at scheduled times from designated parking areas in Emmitsburg to the campus. On Sunday, shuttle service will run from Mt. St. Mary's University to the National Emergency Training Center campus.

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