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Oregon Fallen Fire Fighters Memorial
Every September, the Oregon Fallen Fire Fighters Memorial Ceremony recognizes all of the Oregon Fire Fighters who have died in the Line-of-duty.  The memorial is located in Salem, Oregon at the Oregon Public Safety Academy. 
 
To date 162 Line-of-duty-deaths have been approved for the memorial wall from as far back as 1881.  The submissions include every aspect of the fire service including career, volunteer, wildland, and structural fire fighters; chief officers, company officers, engineers, and fire fighters.  The construction of the memorial was completed and dedicated on September 9, 2006.  The Oregon Fire Service Honor Guard has volunteered to serve as the conduit for the annual memorial ceremony that is held on the third Thursday of every September.

Oregon Fallen Fire Fighters Memorial History
 
Memorial History
 

Our Fallen Heroes
 
Fallen Heroes Complete List 
 
Fallen Heroes Individual Stories 
 

Memorial Site
 
Artist Rendering 
 
Photo Albums
2006    2007     2008     2009     2010     2011 

Application and Criteria
 
Oregon Fallen Fire Fighters Memorial Application     
 
 
Criteria for Oregon Fallen Fire Fighter’s Memorial  The criteria for the Oregon Fallen Fire Fighter’s Memorial were adopted by the Oregon Fallen Fire Fighters Memorial Committee on November 7, 2005.  The Oregon criteria are identical to that which is used for the National Fallen Firefighter’s Memorial in Emmitsburg, Maryland.  By doing this the criteria is the same and a fallen firefighter is honored on both the state and national memorials.
 
Line-of-duty deaths shall be determined by the following standards:

  1. (a) Deaths of firefighters meeting the Department of Justice's Public Safety Officers' Benefits (PSOB) program guidelines, and those cases that appear to meet these guidelines whether or not PSOB staff has adjudicated the specific case prior to the annual National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Service; and
          (b) Deaths of firefighters from injuries, heart attacks or illnesses documented to show a
          direct link to a specific emergency incident or department-mandated training activity.
 
    2.   While PSOB guidelines cover only public safety officers, the Foundation's criteria also 
          include contract firefighters and firefighters employed by a private company, such as those
          in an industrial brigade, provided the deaths meet the standards listed above.
 
Some specific cases will be excluded from consideration, such as deaths attributable to suicide, alcohol or substance abuse, and other gross abuses.


Family and Friends of the Fallen
 
Invitation Request    

Support the Oregon Fallen Fire Fighters Memorial
 
The Oregon Fire Chief’s Foundation has set-up a tax deductible fund to assist with the on-going costs of the Oregon Fallen Fire Fighter’s Memorial.  These funds will be used to add future names to the wall, support the annual memorial ceremony, and fund future additions and enhancements to the memorial.  The funds are under the oversight of the Oregon Fire Service Honor Guard.  Donations can be made to the following:
 
Oregon Fire Chiefs Foundation
Attn: Oregon Fallen Fire Fighters Memorial 
727 Center Street NE, Suite 300 Salem, OR 97301  
 
Donation Form    

Contact Information
 
If you have questions regarding the Oregon Fallen Fire Fighters Memorial, please contact Director Eriks Gabliks at DPSST by phone at (503) 378-2332 or via email at eriks.gabliks@state.or.us.