All non-FDNY uniformed fire fighters and paramedics who wish to participate in the New York Fire Fighter Memorial Service must assemble by 7 a.m. Saturday, October 12 on 9th Avenue and 23rd Street in Manhattan. There will be no fire apparatus or fire vehicles in the procession.
- All members traveling by bus are asked to unload on 10th Avenue and 23rd Street. Buses will remain on 10th Avenue for reloading after the event.
- Members living in the Metro New York/ New Jersey/Connecticut area are asked to use public transportation.
- There will be no on street parking for private vehicles or fire apparatus in the entire area surrounding Madison Square Garden, from 34th Street south to 14th Street and from 6th Avenue west to 11th Avenue.
- Those arriving by private vehicles will need to park in other areas of New York City and use public transportation.
A procession of uniformed personnel will begin at that location, proceeding on a route through mid-town Manhattan to Madison Square Garden. All personnel should wear Class A uniforms and Honor Guards will be positioned throughout the procession.
Further information on transportation routes and options on getting to the assembly point, along with other details on the memorial service will be announced at www.iaff.org.
Those members who have registered as flag bearers will still assemble on 11th Avenue and 33rd Street at 6 a.m. IAFF marshals will provide each individual with a flag holster and an American flag, and will divide the flag bearers into two groups. One group of flag bearers will proceed to Madison Square Garden; the other group will be brought to the front of the procession on 9th Avenue. All other honor guards should not go to this area. They are to assemble at 9th Avenue and 23rd Street.
The flag bearers will represent a cross-section of IAFF locals from across the United States and Canada.