Flags to Fly at Half-Staff For The National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Service

LINCOLN–(News Release Oct. 5)–Governor Pete Ricketts announced Wednesday that all U.S. and Nebraska flags are to be flown at half-staff this weekend in observance of the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Service on Sunday.

Flags will be flown at half-staff from sunrise on Friday, October 7th until sunset on Sunday, October 9, 2022.

As Americans gather for the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Service in Emmitsburg, Maryland, Nebraskans honor and remember the brave men who made the ultimate sacrifice in the state this year.

  • Lincoln Fire Inspector Donald Gross – January 4, 2022
  • Elwood Volunteer Fire Chief Darren Krull – April 7, 2022
  • Retired Cambridge Fire Chief John “JP” Trumble – April 22, 2022
  • Purdum Volunteer Fire Assistant Chief Mike Moody – October 2, 2022

In Nebraska, there are 478 fire departments with over 17,000 firefighters who courageously serve to protect their communities.  More than 15,000 of these firefighters provide unpaid, volunteer service.