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2022 Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial

September 17, 2022, Colorado Springs, CO — On behalf of the International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF) Fire Chief Tim Cordero presented Firefighter Branden Hustrei's widow Carly and family with an IAFF flag at the 2022 Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Engineer Josh Land represented the Honor Guard and carried the District and El Dorado County Professional Firefighters flag during the ceremony. Captain Jamie Preston escorted the family throughout the weekend. Captain Jacob Poganski assisted in presenting an IAFF flag to another family whose agency could not attend.

The 2022 Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial ceremony honored the 469 fallen members who would have been recognized at the canceled in-person 2020 and 2021 Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial ceremonies. Find out more about the memorial here

 

Watch the ceremony here:

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Firefighter Branden Hustrei's memorial flag. 
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Fire Chief Tim Cordero holds a flag to be presented to the Hustrei family prior to the ceremony. 
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Branden's wife Carly (center) holds Branden's memorial flag alongside (right to left) Captain Jamie Preston (family escort and union Vice President), Fire Chief Tim Cordero, Honor Guard and Engineer Josh Land and Captain Jacob Poganski (union President). 
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Captain Preston, left, is pictured with Branden's wife, daughter, parents, sister and family. 
The IAFF Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial at night.
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Names appear on the 2019 portion of the IAFF Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial Wall.
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Branden Hustrei's name appears on the IAFF Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial Wall. 
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Branden Hustrei's name appears on the IAFF Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial Wall. 
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A picture of Branden Hustrei with daughter Isla was placed on the IAFF Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial Wall. 
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A picture of Branden Hustrei with daughter Isla was placed on the IAFF Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial Wall. 
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IAFF Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial sign
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Sign at the front of the IAFF Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial.
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IAFF Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial.
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IAFF Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial Bell.
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Honor Guard statues stand vigilant along the walls bearing the names of our fallen firefighters.
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Honor Guard statues stand vigilant along the walls bearing the names of our fallen firefighters.
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The statue "Somewhere, Everyday," is at the center of the IAFF Fallen Firefighter Memorial. 
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The statue "Somewhere, Everyday," is at the center of the IAFF Fallen Firefighter Memorial. 
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The US and IAFF flags fly over the IAFF Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial. 
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