This past weekend a few members of Local 1478 traveled to Colorado Springs, CO for the 2023 IAFF Fallen Firefighter Memorial ceremony. This annual ceremony honors those firefighters who have made the ultimate sacrifice. Our members accompanied the Ford family as our fallen brother Lt. Robert Ford’s name was added to the memorial. Lt. Ford passed away from occupational cancer on October 24, 2021. Nearly 6000 people came to the memorial as they read the names of 572 of our brothers and sisters who made the ultimate sacrifice. 2/3 of those names were due to occupational cancer. Lt. Ford will forever be remembered and honored.