Ceremony honors Mid-South firefighters - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Ceremony honors Mid-South firefighters

(WMC-TV) - Mid-Southerners gathered in Memphis Sunday to honor firefighters who paid the ultimate price.

More than 50 firefighters lost their lives fighting fires in the Bluff City. The Fire Museum of Memphis hosted a memorial service to honor those 53 firefighters.

During the event, a bell rang for each of the fallen men and women. An unveiling occurred at the end of the service to honor all the fallen, retired, and current Memphis firefighters.

Officials also decided to rename Adams Avenue to Memphis Firefighter Avenue to remember those who sacrificed their lives.

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