Canadian Firefighters Memorial Unveiled in Ottawa
Honour the legacy of the fallen men and women in the nation’s fire service at the Canadian Firefighters Memorial.
Unveiled yesterday, the monument is dedicated to all firefighters and commemorates the honour and sacrifice of the nearly 1,100 Canadian firefighters who have lost their lives in the line of duty since 1848.
The monument is located near the Canadian War Museum, at the corner of Lett and Wellington streets. Symbolically located at Lebreton Flats, near the site of the Great Ottawa Fire of 1900 and with views of Parliament Hill, the Canadian Firefighters Memorial pays tribute to Canadian firefighters and their significant contribution to the health, safety and prosperity of our nation.
About the Monument
The Canadian Fallen Firefighters Foundation, working with the National Capital Commission, managed the design competition. The team of Vancouver artist Douglas Coupland and Mary Tremain, partner at PLANT Architect Inc. of Toronto, won the Canada-wide competition with their concept “We Were There.”
The monument will serve as the site of the annual memorial ceremony held each September by the CFFF to honour the fallen.