California Firefighters Memorial

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The California Firefighters Memorial is a lasting tribute to the men and women who gave their lives to protect their fellow Californians.

Located on the grounds of the California State Capitol in Sacramento, this stunning memorial depicts the heroism of the profession and the anguish felt when a firefighter falls in the line of duty.

A Fitting Tribute

The centerpiece of the California Firefighters Memorial is a stunning brushed limestone Memorial Wall with the names of more than 1,400 California firefighters who have died in the line of duty since 1850.

The Memorial Wall is framed by two bronze statues depicting firefighters in action. One statue — Holding the Line — features four firefighters working together. The other — Fallen Brother — shows an anguished firefighter carrying his “fallen brother” away from the flames.

Learn more about the Memorial and its history HERE

Find a name on the Memorial Wall HERE

See the complete list of California Firefighters Memorial Wall Names HERE.


The Annual Memorial Ceremony

Each year, the California Firefighters Memorial Ceremony honors fallen firefighters and their families, and performs the sad task of adding new names to the Memorial Wall.

The ceremony features a moving uniformed firefighter procession, personal tributes and the presentation of a U.S. flag to the families of those whose names are newly added to the Memorial. The ceremony has become a touchstone for the profession, and a chance for firefighters, families and ordinary citizens to grieve and remember together.

Details about the 2022 Memorial Ceremony on Saturday, July 30, 2022, can be found HERE

Watch the 2022 Memorial Ceremony live on YouTube HERE.


Applying for the Memorial Wall

Complete and Submit Wall Application – Download Application | Submit Completed Application and Documentation

NOTE: The deadline for Memorial Wall Applications for the 2022 California Firefighters Memorial Ceremony has passed. To submit an application for the 2023 Memorial Ceremony, CLICK HERE to access the Memorial Wall application. In addition to a completed application, supporting documentation verifying the firefighter death was a line-of-duty death must be submitted.