Firefighter Memorial Tonight

Tonight, Wednesday, May 20, 2015, the Roselle Park Fire Department (RPFD) will be holding its Annual Firefighter Memorial.

The ceremony will be attended by members of all three hose companies in the borough which are Lorraine Hose Co. #1 (Sherman Avenue @ East Westfield Avenue), Central Hose Co. #2 (Chestnut Street @ West Lincoln Avenue), and Faitoute Hose Co#3 (Laurel Avenue @ West Lincoln Avenue).

According to the U.S. Fire Administration, there were 87 on-duty firefighter fatalities in 2014. So far this year, there have been 35 firefighter fatalities reported.

New Jersey has reported 146 firefighter deaths since 1981.

The ceremony is to start at 7 p.m. at Kelly-Kaulfers Memorial Park which is located at 535 Laurel Avenue. In case of rain or inclement weather, the Memorial will be held at Borough Hall.