Upstate Firefighters

WAMC photo by Dave Lucas

The Sixteenth Annual New York State Fallen Firefighters Memorial Ceremony was held Tuesday at the Empire State Plaza in Albany. 

This year’s ceremony honored nine New York State firefighters who made the supreme sacrifice in the line of duty.

With the addition of this group of nine fallen firefighters, the state’s Fallen Firefighter Memorial now contains the names of 2,381 firefighters who have paid the ultimate sacrifice. This year’s additions are:

Firefighters in Adirondack towns relatively untouched by Sandy are getting ready to head downstate to help pump out basements, fight fires and direct traffic in the storm-ravaged New York City region.

Franklin County Emergency Services Director Ricky Provost tells the Adirondack Daily Enterprise ( ) that the governor's office is asking firefighters in northern parts of the state to come to southern New York to assist with storm recovery.