Wichita, Kansas 2021-10-10 18:46:01 –
Wichita, Kansas (KSNW) — A lovely crowd gathered in Wichita on Sunday for the 20th Kansas Firefighters Memorial.
The ceremony included a reading of the name of the fallen firefighter. The keynote speaker was Ariana Colby Davis, who lost her husband. Sedgwick County Fire Lieutenant Brian Johnson, 2007. He was 32 years old when he was electrocuted during the call of grass fire.
Since his death, she has worked to educate firefighters about his accident and to assist the crew and their families.
“It’s very emotional for our family,” she said. “But it’s also very important for the family to see everyone coming out and remember their loved ones.”
KSN spoke with one of the Sedgwick County firefighters who attended the commemorative ceremony.
“I’m very surreal because I’ve been lucky enough to be back with my family for 25 years,” said Captain Greg Peters. “But also, some of the names I read on that list are the people I’ve worked with before.”
The annual service is held as part of the fire protection month. It was held at the Kansas Firefighters Museum on 1300 S. Broadway in Wichita.
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