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The Last Alarm - Milwaukee, WI
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member onfire4jesus
N 43° 02.409 W 087° 55.227
16T E 425024 N 4765684
Quick Description: This memorial, entitled "The Last Alarm" is in front of the Milwaukee Fire Department headquarters at 711 W Wells St in Milwaukee, WI.
Location: Wisconsin, United States
Date Posted: 11/29/2008 2:55:01 PM
Waymark Code: WM58W5
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member GEO*Trailblazer 1
Views: 15

Long Description:
The plaque on the memorial reads:
"The Last Alarm

Traditionally, in the Milwaukee Fire Department, when a fire fighter dies in the line of duty, his-her boots topped by a fire fighting coat and helmet, are placed in front of a fire house along the route of the funeral procession. As the funeral cortege of the fallen fire fighter approaches, the on-duty crew comes to attention and offers a final salute. This empty turnout gear not only symbolizes the missing fire fighter, but also the emptiness felt by family, friends, and fellow fire fighters who share the loss.

Dedicated October 13, 1996"

Also inscribed on the memorial are the names of the fire fighters from the Milwaukee Fire Department who died in the line of duty.
Physical address:
711 W. Wells St
Milwaukee, WI USA

Memorial Website: Not listed

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