Each year, the IFA holds a memorial service in conjunction with the annual conference to honor ALL of the firefighters in the state of Illinois that have gone on before us. We read ALL names, not just IFA members.
To have a member's name read at the memorial service, the name must be submitted to the IFA.
Names are read from firefighters that have passed away between September 1 of the previous year and August 31 of the current year.
Video of the reading of the names at the 2016 IFA Memorial Program.
If anyone would like a dvd of the 2016 Memorial service, it is available free of charge. Contact the IFA with your mailing address and one will be mailed to you.