Iowa Firefighters Memorial
The 28th annual Iowa Firefighters Memorial service will be held on June 11, 2023 at 10:30 a.m. with the Candlelight service the evening before on June 10th at 9 p.m. at the Memorial in Coralville.
The address for the site is: 1 Russell Slade Blvd. (Exit 242 off of I-80.
Road Construction: The interstate 80 exit 242 and 1st Ave. (the exit to get to the Memorial is under construction) The roads are open but just one lane. Watch the signs and allow a little extra time to get to the Memorial.
We have Memorial t-shirts, sweatshirts, patches, koozies, memorial history books, and history DVD’s for sale.
The next cut of date for adding names to the walls is May 10, 2023.
PLEASE BE SURE TO MAIL THE APPLICA-TION FORM TO US BEFORE THE DEADLINE SO IT ARRIVES BEFORE MAY 10TH.
PLEASE TYPE OR PRINT VERY CLEARLY THE PERSON’S NAME SO WE CAN READ IT AND GET IT CORRECT-LY SPELLED ON THE WALLS. (Check with the family if you are in question)
Send form or contributions to: Mike Reuman, Chairman, Iowa Firefighters Memorial Committee, PO Box 7, Traer, IA 50675.
The criteria for getting a name on the wall (Outside of Line of Duty) is the firefighter must have served a minimum of 10 years on an Iowa Fire Department or died while an active member of an Iowa Fire Department. Currently the cost to have a name added to the wall is $100 and must be paid by the family or the fire department. A form for placing a departed firefighters name on the Memorial Wall can be found in the Iowa Firefighter Newspaper each month, or you can go to the Memorial Website www.iowafirememorial.org. Their name will be engraved on the wall just the way it is written on the form. Line of Duty Deaths are paid for by the Memorial. They also need a completed form for the LODD’s. Also, please include a short biography of the person so this information can be on the Memorial website.
Contributions since the last issue of the Iowa Firefighter:
Memorial Wall Expansion Contributions:
(Be sure to mark your checks for Memorial Wall Expansion)
• Gary Stratton – Williamsburg (In memory of Jim Gates, Hudson Fire Department.)
• Brian Bunce – Tripoli
• Cresco Fire Department
MEMORIAL WALL EXPANSION
Within the next 10 years the Memorial walls will be full. We need to start raising funds for the wall expansion now as this will be an expensive project. We can use everyone’s help. If you have an idea for a fundraiser, please let a memorial committee member know. A separate account has been opened for this project. If you or your department or anyone else would like to make a donation mark your check wall expansion so it is put in the proper account.