Yuma Fire Department Press Releases
Since the first anniversary of the terrorist attacks on 9/11/2001, a special tribute has been made to the Firefighters who died that day. At Yuma Fire Department Station #2, 3284 S. Avenue A, 343 flags are placed on the lawn along Avenue A. One flag for each of the 343 Firefighters that gave their lives in the collapse of the towers of the World Trade Center while attempting to rescue those injured and trapped in the initial attacks.
On the 10th anniversary of the attacks, 72 additional flags were added in memory of the 72 Law Enforcement personnel who also gave their lives in service to others on that day.
The flags will be put in place Sunday afternoon and will remain in place until Tuesday morning. The flag display will be lit during the two nights it will be in place.
In 2013 a 9/11 memorial was dedicated at E.F. Sanguinetti Fire Station No. 1, 353 S. 3rd Avenue. The 9/11 Memorial incorporates a 24”, 160 pound section of I-beam recovered from one of the Twin Towers. It was built by local construction workers and YFD personnel to honor those whose lives were lost at the World Trade Center, the Pentagon, and a field near Shanksville Pennsylvania.
The following ceremonies are among those taking place in remembrance of September 11, 2001:
- Sunday September 10, 2017 at 5:00 pm a Blue Mass at Immaculate Conception Church -- 505 S. Avenue B, The Knights of Columbus Council #9378 invites the community to join in honoring those who lost their lives on September 11, 2001 and all the others since, while defending our freedom. All public safety and military personnel will be remembered.
- Monday September 11, 2017, 9:00 am -- Fire Station #2 3284 S. Avenue A. Join us for a brief ceremony and special tribute to the firefighters and police officers who died on September 11, 2001.
- Monday September 11, 2017, 6:30 pm -- a brief Memorial Service will be held at the location of the September 11 Memorial at the E.F. Sanguinetti Fire Station No. 1 353 S. 3rd Avenue.