Lakewood honors fallen firefighters with annual memorial ceremony

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LAKEWOOD – The Mayor, City Council and Lakewood’s Division of Fire honored firefighters who have died in the line of duty.

The memorial ceremony is held annually and was followed today by a tour of the Fire Station and Fire Museum.

Lakewood’s annual Fallen Firefighter memorial ceremony marks the beginning of National Fire Prevention Week from October 4-10.

National Fire Prevention Week is held each year during the anniversary of the Great Chicago Fire.

The Fire Prevention Bureau will visit elementary schools this week to give safety talks and demonstrate firefighting equipment.

The 2015 Fire Prevention Week theme is “Hear The Beep Where You Sleep: Every Bedroom Needs A Working Smoke Alarm.”