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Polk County Fire Rescue Will Participate in Light the Night for Fallen Firefighters

Published: April 26, 2024

Bartow, Fla. (April 26, 2024) — Polk County Fire Rescue joins fire departments, organizations and individuals in participating in Light the Night for Fallen Firefighters to honor firefighters who lost their lives. PCFR involvement takes place April 29 through May 5.

All apparatuses in an individual battalion each day will be turning on their emergency lights and sirens for one minute at 8 p.m. starting April 29 with Battalion 1. The Fallen Firefighters’ event culminates May 5, with all 49 PCFR stations lowering their flag to half-staff from 7-8 a.m. and at noon all available units running their emergency lights and sounding their sirens for one minute. The night concludes with Battalion 7’s apparatuses showing of lights and sirens at 8 p.m.

As a department, we will always honor our members who have lost their lives and keep their families in our thoughts and prayers. “Polk County Fire Rescue is humbled to participate in acknowledging fallen fire service members. The activities across the United States demonstrate the unity of the fire service. As a metro-department, we share in the emotions that accompany the loss of members whether in the line-of-duty or otherwise,” said Fire Chief, Hezedean A. Smith, D.M.



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