In the 155 years that the City of Eureka has had an organized fire department, 6 firefighters have lost their lives in the line of duty. All 6 of these names have been enshrined on the CA Fallen Firefighters Memorial in Sacramento. Unfortunately, we do not have anything honoring the ultimate sacrifice our brothers made within our own community. We are a group of Humboldt Bay Firefighters that are teaming up with the City of Eureka's Open Space, Parks & Recreation Commission to change that. We’ve chosen Clarke Plaza to house the new memorial. This site has a distinct historical connection to the Fire Department due to the large fire that occurred here in 1959 that resulted in 7 firefighters being injured. We are currently working with local artists to create a bronze memorial that will sit atop a stone pedestal to honor our 6 fallen brothers. The site will also include a flag pole, 24 hour lighting, improved landscaping and reflecting benches. The memorial will allow for the addition of future names should the need ever arise. Our vision is to create a space that will also help to beautify our Old Town area. We plan to take ownership of this space and perform routine upkeep and maintenance on the site. Our hope is to create a space that will allow other events to simultaneously make use of the space, such as Friday Night Markets and Arts Alive. We are reaching out to our community to help us honor the sacrifice that our brothers made to help keep you and your loved ones safe. All money donated will go towards the design, creation, installation and upkeep of the memorial space. This memorial will be 100% funded through donations and no money will be diverted from Humboldt Bay Fire's budget. Humboldt Bay Professional Firefighters Local 652 IAFF will manage all funds for this project. Please help us give our fallen brothers the lasting honor and recognition that they deserve.