Cleveland Fire Fighters Memorial Decommissioned for Repair

Friday, November 2, 2018

CLEVELAND – The two iconic fire fighter figures on the Cleveland Fire Fighters Memorial will be decommissioned for repairs.

The colorful memorial has stood on Erieview Avenue between the Cleveland Browns First Energy Stadium and the Great Lakes Science Center since June 15, 2007. Continuous exposure to Cleveland’s climate revealed the fiberglass fire fighters were in need of repair, prompting the need to temporarily decommission the memorial.

“The Cleveland Fire Fighters Memorial ensures we will never forget the sacrifice of Cleveland Fire Fighters who gave their lives in service to the City of Cleveland,” said Cleveland Fire Chief Angelo Calvillo. “We anticipate the figures can be repaired and replaced well before our Annual Memorial Ceremony on St. Patrick’s Day next year.”

The iconic memorial was designed by nationally-acclaimed sculptor Luis Jimenez. It depicts two Cleveland Fire Fighters facing three large flames and the base bears the names of 77 members of the Cleveland Division of Fire who lost their lives in the line of duty.

Cleveland-based ICA Art Conservation will make the repairs for an estimated $50,000. Funds for the repairs have largely been raised by active and retired members of the Cleveland Division of Fire and other donors. More information about the memorial can be found at: www.clevelandfirememorial.com.

About the Cleveland Division of Fire

The Cleveland Division of Fire has served the residents of Cleveland, Ohio for more than 150 Years! The Division’s core values center on the protection of lives, property and the environment through preparedness, prevention, public education and emergency response; we place an emphasis on quality services delivered efficiently, effectively and safely. For more information on the Cleveland Division of Fire, visit online at www.city.cleveland.oh.us or on Twitter at @clevelandfire.

About the City of Cleveland 

The City of Cleveland is committed to improving the quality of life for its residents by strengthening neighborhoods, delivering superior services, embracing diversity and making Cleveland a desirable, safe city in which to live, work, play and do business. For more information on the City of Cleveland, visit online at www.city.cleveland.oh.us, Twitter at @cityofcleveland or Facebook at www.facebook.com/cityofcleveland.

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