Firefighters Memorial



The Wyoming Fallen Firefighter Memorial concept was proposed to state associations after the heavy fire seasons of 1987 and 1988; when many firefighters lost their lives. The memorial is the creation of many Wyoming Firefighters; artistic work being completed by Battalion Chief Ken Metzler of the Fremont County Firefighters, Yngve Hagstrom of the Riverton Fire Department, and Mark Davis of the Torrington Fire Dept. Many firefighters donated time to construct the memorial. The rocks used in the construction are from 23 counties, all BLM Districts, all  National Forests, the Wind River Indian Reservation, and both National Parks in Wyoming. If you have photographs or information about our fallen firefighters, we would like to include them in our new memorial hall at the Wyoming Fire Academy. Please go to our home page for the postal address or email us at ian.kraft@wyo.gov



Click here to view Our Fallen Firefighters

Dedicated to those Firefighters who gave the ultimate sacrifice in the service of their community

A Firefighters Prayer:

When I am called to duty, God, wherever flames may rage,
give me the strength to save some lives, whatever be their age.
Help me embrace a little child before it is too late,
to save an older person from the horror of that fate.
Enable me to be alert and hear the weakest shout,
and quickly and efficiently to put the fire out.
I want to fill my calling and give the best in me,
to guard my every neighbor and protect their property.
And if I am to lose my life according to my fate,
please bless with your
protecting hand, my children and my mate. 



National Fallen Firefighters Foundation

Report from the 2014 Firefighter Life Safety Summit