On 9/11 Ventura/Oxnard Firefighters to honor those who perished

On Thursday morning, September 11th, all Ventura  Fire Department stations will hold special remembrances for the first responders and civilians who lost their lives on September 11, 2001.

City officials, law enforcement personnel, and civilians are invited to visit any of the Ventura City Fire Department stations to participate in the brief ceremony. The remembrance will adhere to the following schedule:

6:45 a.m. – Fire apparatus will roll out of the stations and be positioned on the station ramps.

6:55 a.m. – Firefighters will stand at attention and raise the U.S. flag ceremoniously to half-staff. Silence will be maintained.

6:59 a.m. – A special tone will be broadcast over the fire radio followed by four sets of five bells. One minute of complete silence will be maintained.

The time coincides with the collapse of the World Trade Center South Tower, and the bells are traditionally used by the fire service to commemorate firefighters who have lost their lives in the line of duty.

Fire Officers will then share a brief narrative on the events of September 11, 2001. All stations will participate in the ceremony to ensure that all who perished that day are never forgotten.

To find a station near you:   http://www.cityofventura.net/fire/about/stations


Lawn Memorial 9/11/2009 Photo Credit: Ventura Fire Department flicker


Source: Ventura Fire Department


Sep 05, 2014
September 11: a day of remembrance and preparedness for City of Oxnard Fire Department




The City of Oxnard Fire Department will commemorate the terrible losses suffered on September 11, 2001 with a day of remembrance.

On Thursday, September 11, all department flags will be raised at 6:42 a.m. Firefighters will be at attention and in complete silence as the colors are raised. At 6:46 a.m. – the moment the South Tower of the World Trade Center collapsed –Dispatch will send an attention tone. A minute of silence will follow and then each station will acknowledge the occasion in its own way.

The ceremony will honor the 343 New York firefighters, the law enforcement personnel and civilians who lost their lives as the result of the terrorist attacks. The public is invited to attend the ceremony at their neighborhood fire station and join their local firefighters in this memorial tribute.

For further information please contact Battalion Chief Sergio Martinez, (805)385-7720.

Battalion Chief Sergio Martinez
Oxnard Fire Department


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