Firefighting News: Discovering Stories of Fallen Minnesota Firefighters

The Minnesota Fire Service Foundation and one particular Spring Lake Park-Blaine-Mounds View (SBM) Fire Department staff member wants more than a list of names of the known 207 Minnesota firefighter deaths since 1892, reports They want to tell the stories of these firefighters and family members who were left behind so that everyone is properly honored. Shannon Ryder, standards technician for the SBM Fire Department, is finding these stories so they can be published in a book commemorating the fallen firefighters. Every family will get one book for free and have the option to purchase additional books, which will defray the printing costs, Ryder said. Some families a...

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