- 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 (https://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.


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

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