The Health and Human Services Council of the Eastern Panhandle will meet at 8 a.m. Wednesday at Hospice of the Panhandle, 2015 Boyd Orchard Court, Martinsburg, W.Va. Chief Wayne Cleveland of the Martinsburg City Police will present the program.
Six Pennsylvania firefighters will be among the 94 career and volunteer firefighters from 36 states attending the 16th annual National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Service at 10:15 a.m. Sunday at the National Fire Academy in Emmitsburg, Md.
Sponsored by the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation and the Federal Emergency Management Agency, this event honors firefighters who died in service to their communities during the previous year. The memorial service marks the beginning of National Fire Prevention Week designated by President Clinton to focus national attention on the serious problems caused by fire.
More than 2,000 people, including families of the fallen firefighters, fire and emergency service leaders, and government officials from across the country will attend the ceremony. A plaque engraved with the name of each fallen firefighter will be unveiled at the memorial.