WV Governor Tomblin Honors Fallen Firefighters
Charleston, WV (WorkersCompensation.com) - Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin proclaimed October 21, 2012 as Fallen Firefighters Memorial Day in the Mountain State. In honor of the dedication and commitment of West Virginia's brave firefighters, Gov. Tomblin has lowered all State flags on the State Capitol grounds to half-staff on October 21, 2012 to coincide with this year's service, dedicated to Davis-Creek Ruthdale Volunteer Firefighter Joseph A. "Joey" King who was lost in the line of duty on Dec. 4, 2011.
"Today I ask all West Virginians to take a moment to remember the firefighters we've lost, and to thank all the brave men and women who work tirelessly to keep us safe each and every day," Gov. Tomblin said. "Joanne and I will keep the King family and all the other families who have lost loved ones in the line of duty in our thoughts and prayers."
More than 10,000 career and volunteer firefighters offer their time, talents and expertise to save lives and properties throughout West Virginia, responding to more than 120,000 emergencies each year.