California Firefighters Memorial Day

On the grounds of the State Capitol stands the California Firefighters Memorial which bears the names of over fourteen hundred men and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice while keeping the people of California safe.  I had the honor of working alongside many of them during the course of my own career in the fire service.
 
These firefighters passed under tragic circumstances from either the dangerous nature of their work or from illnesses acquired as a result of being exposed to hazardous materials while carrying out their duties.
 
In their memory, it was my honor to introduce ACR 10, to proclaim the month of September 2021 as California Firefighter Appreciation Month, and today, September 25, 2021, as California Firefighters Memorial Day.
 
Please join me in remembering the brave men and women who sacrificed their lives in service and honoring the California firefighters who serve our great State with pride, courage, dedication, and honor.  We thank them for putting their lives on the line each day to protect our citizens and their property.