New Mexico Fallen Firefighter to be Honored at National Memorial Service on October 7


File – In this Aug. 9, 2018, file photo, firefighters keep watch the Holy Fire burning in the Cleveland National Forest in Lake Elsinore, Calif. Researchers have expanded a health-monitoring study of wildland firefighters after a previous study found season-long health declines and deteriorating reaction times. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu, File)

The U.S. Fire Service will honor a firefighter, who died in the line of duty, from New Mexico during the 37th National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Service on Sunday, October 7, 2018. He is among the 80 firefighters who died in the line of duty in 2017 and 23 firefighters who died in previous years who will be remembered at the official national service at the National Fire Academy in Emmitsburg, Maryland.

Firefighter Johnny C. Cammack, age 74, of the Nara Visa Fire Department, died on June 22, 2017, of burn injuries sustained when fire overran the apparatus he was riding in and he fell off as they were attempting to flee a wind-driven wildfire.

His name will be added to the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial on the Academy grounds. The national tribute is sponsored by the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (NFFF) and the Department of Homeland Security’s U.S. Fire Administration.

More than 5,000 people, including families, friends, members of Congress, Administration officials and firefighters are expected to attend on Sunday. Firefighter Honor Guards and Pipe & Drum units from across the U.S. will participate in this national remembrance.

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