This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

CLEVELAND (WJW) — Hundreds of motorcycle riders gathered in downtown Cleveland on Sunday to honor Ohio’s fallen firefighters who died in 2021.

The 18th Annual Firefighters Memorial Ride started with a ceremony at the Cleveland Firefighters Memorial in front of the Cleveland Science Center at 10:30 a.m.

Following the ceremony, the processional ride began from downtown Cleveland at the Firefighters Memorial and traveled through the following communities: Cleveland, Cleveland Heights, South Euclid, Mayfield Heights, Willoughby, Mayfield Village, Eastlake and ending at Western Reserve Harley-Davidson in Mentor with food and entertainment.

The FFMR made donations to the families of the fallen firefighters:

  • Wildland Firefighter- Selinde D Roosenburg- age 20- Last Alarm- 3/25/2021
  • Nelsonville Fire- Senior Firefighter Jeffrey E. Armes- age 38- Last Alarm- 5/2/2021
  • Tiltonsville Fire- Chief Douglas J Dugan- age 62- Last Alarm 6/16/2021
  • South Point Volunteer Fire- Deputy Chief Carl F. Kleinman- age 55- Last Alarm 9/15/2021
  • Columbus Fire- Firefighter/Paramedic Frank D Duff Jr. Age 66- Last Alarm 9/19/2021
  • Columbus Fire- Firefighter Gregory L. Bauer- age 56- Last Alarm 10/18/2021
  • Mary Ann Township- Chief Randy B Miner- age 57- Last Alarm 9/26/2021
  • Jefferson Township- Thomas J Rees- age 38- Last Alarm 12/28/2021

The FFMR also announced the winners of the FFMR $1000 college scholarships for 2022 during the ceremony.