Fire district changes out-of-state response policy

The Cannon Beach Rural Fire Protection will host the annual Light the Night for Fallen Firefighters from Sunday, Sep. 26 at 6 p.m. to Sunday, Oct. 6 at 6 p.m.

Every October, the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (NFFF) sponsors the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial weekend, the official national tribute to those firefighters who died in the line of duty during the previous year.

Join the Cannon Beach Fire Department (CBFD) as they light their department in red for the 119 fallen firefighters in the nation last year in support and comfort to the families whose loved ones gave the ultimate sacrifice and will be remembered.

This is the first year CBFD is participating in Light the Night. Training Officer Shaunna White found out about it through an email.

“It hit home,” White said. “We tend to forget about the ultimate sacrifice that firefighters make.”

White said the fire department will post every morning a firefighter who has passed away in Oregon. She said there are eight fallen firefighters in Oregon. The CBFD are asking the community to participate by placing a red bulb on their front porches.

To show your support to the families, you can participate by placing a red bulb on your porch from Sep. 26-Oct. 6.

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