WFD Fallen Firefighters Memorial

The Fallen Firefighters Memorial was constructed to honor 8 of Wilmington’s bravest who lost their lives in the line of duty and the 343 NYC firefighters who perished during the tragic events of September 11, 2001. This memorial serves as a place of reflection and respect to all firefighters that have made the ultimate sacrifice.

The centerpiece of the memorial is a steel artifact recovered from the rubble of the World Trade Center in New York City. Surrounding this somber piece of American History are individual monuments honoring Wilmington’s fallen firefighters including garden spots, restful benches, and shade trees.

The memorial is open to the public and visitors are welcome to come and honor those that have fallen serving our community and nation. The Wilmington Fallen Firefighters Memorial is located at WFD Fire Station 2 at Empie Park.

For more information on the Wilmington Fire Department Fallen Firefighter's Memorial, check out the Wilmington Firefighter's Foundation web page.


"Rest now my fallen brother
 Lay soft your suffering back
 Rest well and forever
 Your memory shall not lack
 Rest your tired hands
 Wipe clean your weary brow
 Rest with St. Florian
 Your spirit now endowed
 Rest here your breaking heart
 We know you gave your all
 Rest easy, you’ve done your part
 You’ve answered your last call
 Rest knowing that in God we sought
 Oh Lord, watch over another who just fell
 Rest assured your troubled thought
 As we ring the final bell."
- Unknown