Fallen Fire Fighters Day
Sunday, October 16th
In the past half-century the roles and responsibilities of firefighters have expanded beyond that of house and brush fires to include emergency response to vehicle accidents, emergency medical services and medical transport, hazardous materials, contagious diseases, human and animal rescues and other emergencies. Since September 11, 2001, public first responders also carry the added burden as the nation's first line of defense in the on-going war against terrorism.
City of Titusville Mayor James H. Tulley, Jr. has officially proclaimed Sunday, October 16, 2011 as Fallen Firefighters Day in the city of Titusville. Titusville's Interim Fire Chief Mike Woodward asks all citizens to join the members of his department as they observe a moment of silence at 8:00 a.m. on that day. "Annually, we take a few moments to remember those firefighters who perished during the previous year, giving the ultimate sacrifice in pursuit of their dedicated and loyal service. In 2010, seventy-two firefighters died in the line of duty and it is appropriate that we acknowledge the sacrifices they and their families have made in responding to the needs of their communities", said Chief Woodward.