- Associated Press - Sunday, September 20, 2015

WHEELING, W.Va. (AP) - A memorial is planned at Wheeling’s Heritage Port to honor the city’s fallen firefighters.

Firefighter Bob Heldreth tells The Intelligencer and Wheeling News-Register (http://bit.ly/1Koqj9R ) that the memorial will be about 4 feet tall. It will have a brick base with a plaque engraved with the names of 18 firefighters who have died in the line of duty since the Wheeling Fire Department became a paid department in 1869.

Heldreth says the top of the monument will have a bronze sculpture with a pair of boots, an ax and a firefighter’s helment.

Supplies and labor have been donated for the project. Heldreth says organizers are raising money for the sculpture.

The fire department is working with Firefighters Local 12 on the project.

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Information from: The Intelligencer, http://www.theintelligencer.net

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