The Mississippi State Fire Academy (MSFA), along with the Mississippi Firefighters Association (MFFA),and Mississippi Fire Chiefs Association (MFCA) will honor those who paid the ultimate price in the line of duty on Tuesday, October 10, 2023.
The Fallen Firefighter Memorial will be held at 10:00 am on the MSFA campus, #1 Fire Academy USA, Jackson, MS 39208.
The MSFA sits on 112 acres and, on those grounds, stands a memorial with 122 names dating back to 1885. On Tuesday, two (2) more names are added to that list:
- Jesse Lee Hunter, Stampley VFD
- Phillip Allan, Magee/Seminary VFD
“In their memory, we gather, reminding us, the made the difference for others when it mattered the most,” said Kelly Elliott, MSFA Executive Director.
The Memorial stands as a reminder of how serious fire safety is. Firefighters, friends, and family from across the state attend this annual event to honor and reflect on the commitment to service that these firefighters gave to their communities and to the people they served. National Fire Prevention week is October 8th – 14th.
The public is invited to attend this event.