Firefighters who died in recent years praised, remembered at memorial events

May 7—A memorial service on Sunday capped a somber weekend remembering firefighters across the country who died in recent years from the dangers of their work — on active duty or from related illnesses.

Of the 144 firefighters honored at the National Emergency Training Center in Emmitsburg, 79 died in the line of duty in 2022 and 65 died earlier.

The honorees included Zachary Paris, a career firefighter in Frederick County, assigned to the Green Valley Fire Station.