Iowa Firefighters Memorial service June 11
The 28th annual Iowa Firefighters Memorial service will be held on June 11, 2023 at 10:30 a.m. with the Candlelight service the evening before on June 10th at 9 p.m. at the Memorial in Coralville.
The address for the site is: 1 Russell Slade Blvd. (Exit 242 off of I-80.
A block of rooms has been reserved at the Raddison Hotel & Conference Center in Coralville (next to the memorial site) for Saturday night June 10, 2023. The cost will be $89 plus tax. Phone number 319-351-5107 ask for the block of rooms for the Iowa Firefighters Memorial. If you get their answering machine, leave your name and phone number and tell them you want a room for the Iowa Firefighters Memorial and they will get back to you. You can also email them at firstname.lastname@example.org The rooms will be held until May 10, at that time they’ll go back to the hotel.
We have Memorial t-shirts, sweatshirts, patches, koozies, memorial history books, and history DVD’s for sale.
The next cut of date for adding names to the walls is May 10, 2023.
PLEASE BE SURE TO MAIL THE APPLICA-TION FORM TO US BEFORE THE DEADLINE SO IT ARRIVES BEFORE MAY 10TH.
PLEASE TYPE OR PRINT VERY CLEARLY THE PERSON’S NAME SO WE CAN READ IT AND GET IT CORRECT-LY SPELLED ON THE WALLS. (Check with the family if you are in question)
Send form or contributions to: Mike Reuman, Chairman, Iowa Firefighters Memorial Committee, PO Box 7, Traer, IA 50675.
The criteria for getting a name on the wall (Outside of Line of Duty) is the firefighter must have served a minimum of 10 years on an Iowa Fire Department or died while an active member of an Iowa Fire Department. Currently the cost to have a name added to the wall is $100 and must be paid by the family or the fire department. A form for placing a departed firefighters name on the Memorial Wall can be found in the Iowa Firefighter Newspaper each month, or you can go to the Memorial Website www.iowafirememorial.org. Their name will be engraved on the wall just the way it is written on the form. Line of Duty Deaths are paid for by the Memorial. They also need a completed form for the LODD’s. Also, please include a short biography of the person so this information can be on the Memorial website.
Contributions since the last issue of the Iowa Firefighter:
Memorial Wall Expansion Contributions:
(Be sure to mark your checks for Memorial Wall Expansion)
• Dick & Shirl Frank – Forest City (In memory of Nick Riley, Traer Fire Department, IFA Past President, and Ron Wilson, Storm Lake Fire Department, IFA Past President.)
• Jack & Terri Runge – Buckeye, Charlie & Chasity Runge – Radcliff (In memory of Nick Riley, Traer Fire Department, IFA Past President, Cliff Renslow, Stuart Fire Department, IFA Past President and Ron Wilson, Storm Lake Fire Department, IFA Past President.)
• Mike & Joan Reuman – Traer (In memory of Nick Riley, Traer Fire Department, IFA Past President, Ron Wilson, Storm Lake Fire Department, IFA Past President, Cliff Renslow, Stuart Fire Department, IFA Past President, Stan Hladik, Traer Fire Department and Harold Langbehn, Dysart Fire Department)
MEMORIAL WALL EXPANSION
Within the next 10 years the Memorial walls will be full. We need to start raising funds for the wall expansion now as this will be an expensive project. We can use everyone’s help. If you have an idea for a fundraiser, please let a memorial committee member know. A separate account has been opened for this project. If you or your department or anyone else would like to make a donation mark your check wall expansion so it is put in the proper account.