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 these heroes during my career in the fire service, and many of them lived and served right here in our 67th district community.

These firefighters passed under tragic circumstances from either the dangerous nature of their work or from illnesses due to exposure to hazardous materials while carrying out their duties.

In their memory, it was my honor to introduce ACR 122 which proclaims the month of July 2022 as California Firefighter Appreciation Month, and today, July 30th, 2022, as California Firefighters Memorial Day.

You can watch the Floor Presentation HERE.

This year marks the 20th Anniversary of the establishment of this memorial, and the California Fire Foundation will be hosting a ceremony this evening where over 80 names will be added to the list.

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.