Memorial honors first responders during National Fire Prevention week

YORK, Pa. (WHTM) – In honor of National Fire Prevention week last week, a ceremony was held to remember those who died in the line of duty.

This was the fourth year for the Fire Safety Week service at Prospect Hill Cemetery’s new Safekeepers Shrine memorial. It’s a reminder of the danger firefighters face every day.

“It’s important for the public to understand, and people wanting to get into this profession, that there is that inherent danger that something could ultimately happen,” York Deputy Fire Chief Chad Deardorff said, “and it could very well be that when you leave the house in the morning to go to work or go to the fire house, you may not come home.”

The memorial was dedicated last year to honor the sacrifice of York County’s first responders.

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