The families of the City of Saint John’s fallen firefighters are being sought as the Canadian Fallen Firefighters Foundation prepares to unveil a new national monument in Ottawa in March 2012. The names of all fallen firefighters, since records have been kept in Canada, will be included on the memorial.
The fallen firefighters from Saint John are:
Robert Greer, May 24, 1874
George R. Parks, November 4, 1924
Robert B. Douglas, February 18, 1941
George McGowan, February 23, 1941
Lloyd J. Hayward, October 22, 1958
Frank O’Brien, March 15, 1970
Talmadge Loughery, October 25, 1970
Robert Belyea, December 27, 1983
The first service at the national memorial, which was designed by Canadian artist and author Douglas Coupland, will be held on September 11, 2012. In 2011, the Saint John Fire Department will be the host department for the annual memorial.
To contact the Saint John Fire Department, please call 506-658-2910 or email saintjohn.ca.
The Saint John Fire Department has been operating since 1786.
To this day, the citizens of Saint John have been extremely supportive of their Fire Service; they recognize the risks that are inherent in the oldest incorporated city that is the most industrialized in eastern Canada, and has a vast land mass of 126 square miles.