EMMITSBURG, MD – The U.S. Fire Service will honor a firefighter, who died in the line of duty, from Florida during the 37th National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Service on Sunday, October 7, 2018. He is among the 80 firefighters who died in the line of duty in 2017 and 23 firefighters who died in previous years who will be remembered at the official national service at the National Fire Academy in Emmitsburg, Maryland.
Firefighter/Paramedic Steven R. Terry, age 54, of the Hernando County Fire Rescue, died on October 16, 2017, several hours after completing a required physical agility test during his assigned shift.
His name will be added to the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial on the Academy grounds. The national tribute is sponsored by the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (NFFF) and the Department of Homeland Security’s U.S. Fire Administration.
More than 5,000 people, including families, friends, members of Congress, Administration officials and firefighters are expected to attend on Sunday. Firefighter Honor Guards and Pipe & Drum units from across the U.S. will participate in this national remembrance.
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