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Charleston 9 Remembrance Ceremony

The Charleston Fire Department will commemorate the 10-year anniversary of the loss of 9 Charleston Firefighters at 7:00 PM on Sunday, June 18th, 2017. The ceremony will be conducted at the Charleston 9 Memorial Park, 1807 Savannah Highway. Members of the fire service and our community are welcome to attend.

Standing Watch

Charleston Fire Department personnel will initiate a watch at the flagpole of the memorial park starting at midnight and continuing for the 24 hours of June 18th. Uniformed personnel from any agency wishing to participate should contact Battalion Chief Travis Holsberg via email at [email protected]


Family members may arrive any time prior to 7:00 PM. Families of the fallen and members of the CFD, past and present, will be offered priority seating in the tented area. Uniformed personnel from outside agencies should arrive no later than 6:30 PM and check in with the CFD member located at the Alpha/Delta corner of the memorial park. The ceremony will begin promptly at 7:00 PM. Members of the Peer Support Team and counselors from Charleston Dorchester Mental Health Center will be on site to offer support throughout the duration of the event.


Please visit the website noted below for specific details regarding the ceremony. The program will start at 7:00 PM and run until approximately 7:45 PM.


Parking in the area is limited and we encourage carpooling. The memorial park parking lot along Savannah Highway will not be available. Parking will be available at the adjacent lot (former Turkey’s towing) or the vacant lot off of Wappoo Road (former Limehouse Produce near the West Ashley Bikeway). Please visit the website below for the parking map.

Website Resources

  • Photos of the C9, memorial event details, parking, watch details: www.charleston-sc.gov/c9
  • National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (NFFF) Documentary: http://www.charlestonsc.gov/index.aspx?NID=986

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