CONCORD, CALIF.– Contra Costa County Fire Protection District (Con Fire) invites the community to visit the September 11th memorial display on the front lawn of Fire Station 11, located at 6500 Center Street in Clayton.
The memorial honors the first responders who made the ultimate sacrifice on September 11th, 20 years ago this week.
At the display, visitors will see the names, and many of the faces, of the heroes who perished on Sept. 11, 2001. They will learn about the lives of the 343 New York City firefighters, and 72 Port Authority police officers of New York and New Jersey, who died that day. Each flag has a name attached and many of the flags also include how these lives are remembered by others.
The display is open now thru September 13th.
Con Fire invites community members looking for way to remember the events of that day and honor its victims to walk among the flags, see the names and learn about these heroes. The display is illuminated at night for anyone who plans to visit after dark.
About Contra Costa County Fire Protection District (Con Fire) — A recognized fire service leader – – Con Fire provides fire and emergency medical services to more than a million people across its 304 square-mile District area, and through mutual aid, in and around the 20 cities and unincorporated communities of Contra Costa County, California. With few exceptions, county emergency ambulance transport services are provided by Con Fire through its unique sub-contractor Alliance model across the District and beyond to include some 520 square miles of the county. In 2020, the District responded to some 75,000 fire and EMS emergencies and dispatched some 95,000 ambulances, providing expert medical care on more than 74,000 ambulance transports. The District, with 26 fire stations and more than 400 employees, is dedicated to preserving life, property, and the environment.