The Alexandria Fire Department is Observing National Fire Prevention Week With a Wreath Laying

The event will be held on Friday, Oct. 11, at Ivy Hill Cemetery.

The Alexandria Fire Department at the city’s 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony at Market Square, Sept. 11, 2019. (Photo by James Cullum)

Alexandria, VA – The Alexandria Fire Department will observe National Fire Prevention Week on Friday, Oct. 11, with a memorial service and wreath laying at 11 a.m. The solemn ceremony is held each year at Ivy Hill Cemetery, located at 2823 King St., to honor those who have died in the line of duty and members of the Fire Department who have passed away during the preceding year.

“Words cannot express the sadness we feel when we lose a loved one. However, we all find some comfort in knowing each of our brothers and sisters followed their dreams and were well respected by their peers and the community,” said Acting Fire Chief Corey Smedley. “The Alexandria Fire Department will always remain dedicated to never forgetting those we’ve lost by honoring our vision statement of ‘Dedicated to our Community, our Profession and Each Other.’”

Uniformed members of the Alexandria Fire Department, Alexandria Volunteer Fire Department, and Fire Department retirees will be present to honor their fallen brothers and sisters.

In the case of inclement weather, the event will be held at the First Baptist Church of Alexandria, located at 2932 King St.

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