With the significant health concerns related to COVID-19 and all the restrictions across the U.S. and Canada, the IAFF Executive Board on May 14, 2020, approved a motion to conduct the 2020 Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial ceremony without attendees, broadcasting it as a respectful virtual ceremony on September 19, 2020.

Watch the 2020 Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial

All 2020 honoree families will be invited to attend the 2021 Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial where our fallen members will receive proper recognition along with those lost in 2020 at a traditional ceremony, with all families receiving their flag.

Like all of you, we are disappointed that we are unable to hold our memorable, beautiful ceremony, but the IAFF believes this was the safest and best path to ensure that we honor our fallen this year as best we can under the circumstances, guided by the information available to us today.

For more information, contact [email protected].