The Lynbrook Fire Department will honor their fallen firefighters by lighting up the memorial on Sunrise Highway in red beginning April 30.
Each year the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation honors and remembers the sacrifice of American fallen fire heroes. The foundation will hold its national honors May 4-7.
As part of those honors, the foundation invites village landmarks, fire and community organizations, business, and homes across our community and nation to light up red starting on International Firefighters Day on May 4 through the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Weekend ending May 7.
The Lynbrook Fire Department will be lighting its Firefighters Memorial on Sunrise Highway a little earlier beginning the night of April 30, the 60th Anniversary of the tragic fire truck crash at Peninsula Boulevard and Hempstead Avenue that took the lives of three Lynbrook firefighters. A crossing guard was also killed in the accident. Three other Lynbrook volunteers were also killed in the line of duty at other times.
The Village of Lynbrook will light up the dome on Village Hall red in honor of the village’s fallen firefighters.
Fire Chief Danny Ambrosio asked all residents to remember Lynbrook’s fallen volunteer firefighters by changing outside lights to red from April 30 to May 7.
“Our Lynbrook volunteers answer the call to help our residents every day of the year and some have died in the line of duty doing just that,” Ambrosio said. “Let us all remember the firefighter neighbors we have lost by changing a light bulb outside your home to red for eight days.”