Memorial and vigil service details released.
A memorial service has been planned for the 9 fallen firefighters to be held on Friday, June 22, 2007 at 10 a.m.
It will be held at the North Charleston Coliseum, 5001 Coliseum Drive, North Charleston.
South Carolina Firefighter's Association officials are asking all incoming color guards to meet at the North Charleston Coliseum, in the breezeway between Performing Arts Center and the coliseum by 8 a.m.
The coliseum is located at 5001 Coliseum Dr., North Charleston, and is located approximately three to five miles from the Charleston airport.
Further information will be left with local hotels.
VEHICLES AND APPARATUS
For agencies sending VEHICLES AND APPARATUS to Charleston on Friday to participate in the memorial procession, the following information applies:
- Staging location: the corner of Concord & Washington in downtown Charleston.
- Staging Time: 0500
- Staging Officer: B/C Robbie Williams-St. Johns FD. Staging Contact (Fri. Morning): 843-200-6798 (Please only call if you have a problem, get lost etc...otherwise proceed to the above location starting at 0500 hours)
The following is a list of hotels that have rooms available for those coming into town for the services. Several are offering discount rates for firefighters coming to town for the service. Ask at the desk.
- Ramada on Northwoods Blvd. (843) 572-2200
- Days Inn at 2998 W Montague (843)747-4101
- Radisson on N. Aviation (843) 744-2501
- Comfort Inn Coliseum (843) 225-6681
FLOWERS AND CARDS
For agencies that wish to send FLOWERS, CARDS and other remembrances, send them to:
City of Charleston Fire Department
"In Memory of the CFD 9 Firefighters"
46-1/2 Wentworth Street
Charleston, SC 29401
A fund has been established for the fallen firefighters. Donations can be sent to: The City of Charleston Firemen's Fund, P.O. Box 304, Charleston, SC, 29402.
Firehouse.com will be updating this story as more details become available.