September 11th Remembrance Ceremony - September 9, 2008

Public Information Office

Media Advisory

0800 Hrs
For Immediate Release
Lt. Mindy Talmadge - 415 - 558-3656
Lt. Mindy Talmadge - 415 - 327-3411(P)


San Francisco Fire Department to hold September 11th
Remembrance Ceremony



On Thursday, September 11, 2008, the San Francisco Fire Department will participate in a remembrance ceremony for the Emergency Responders and civilians who perished in the tragic events of September 11, 2001 and for their families. The remembrance ceremony will take place at all 42 Stations. Members of the public wishing to observe the ceremony and honor the fallen of the World Trade Center, New York City, the Pentagon, Arlington, Virginia and the crash site in Shanksville, Pennsylvania are invited to go to their local Fire Station to do so. Fire Station Locations



0645 Hours PST      Apparatus roll out of bays, flanking the driveways on both sides.

0658 Hours PST      Fire Department personnel assemble at attention in front of individual Station flag pole (or central location in front of station).

0659 Hours PST      Time of South Tower Collapse

                                Apparatus bell rings 3-3-3- (3 sets of 3 chimes each).



0700 Hours PST      Lower Station flag to half staff, observe one minute of silence.

0702 Hours PST      Recognition Service 
                                            Read names aloud of each of the 343 Firefighters from FDNY.



Flags will remain at half staff for the remainder of the day.


Members of the media wishing to observe/film the ceremony may do so at Fire Station 7, located at 2300 Folsom Street (corner of 19th and Folsom streets). The Chief of Department will be participating at Station 15, (1000 Ocean Avenue).