On October 10, 2017, the Empire State Convention Center was packed to capacity as over 1000 firefighters from across the state came to honor the 118 fallen firefighters at the New York State Fallen Firefighter Memorial in Albany. This was the largest gathering of firefighters for this event since it began 20 years ago. There are 2542 names of fallen firefighters from throughout New York on the memorial. This year’s inductees included many firefighters from FDNY who have passed from 9/11 related cancers. As always the MacBoston 18 Fallen Firefighter Memorial tiller truck proudly flew the nation’s flag over the memorial. MacBoston also proudly displayed their new plaques memorializing all 2542 names on the memorial wall.

– Fire News photos by Lori Washburn and Tom Heffernan