Titusville Mayor Ronald G. Swank has proclaimed October 22, 2006 as Fallen Fire Fighters Day in Titusville. Accepting the Official Proclamation on behalf of the Titusville Fire and Emergency Services Department was EMS/Training Chief Robert Allard.
The proclamation acknowledged the role of fire fighters as the public's emergency responders to a wide variety of emergency situation. Fire fighters expose themselves daily to noxious and deadly fumes, potentially fatal fire situations, and medical emergencies that involve contagious and deadly diseases during the performance of their duty. Fire fighters sometimes pay the ultimate price in pursuit of their dedicated and loyal services, which 115 fire fighters did in 2005, dying in the line of duty. Mayor Swank urged his fellow citizens to join the community in recognizing the important and vital service fire fighters provide to them in their daily lives.
Titusville Fire and Emergency Services also invites community members to join them at their annual Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial Service on October 22 at 2:00 p.m. at Titusville Fire Station #11, 550 South Washington Avenue in Titusville.