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We recognize all Calgary firefighters that we have lost to both active firefighting and due to illnesses and injury related to firefighting. To honour our city’s fallen firefighters, the Calgary Fire Department and their Honour Guard hold an annual ceremony on the second Tuesday in September at the City of Calgary Municipal Building, in the Police Officers and Firefighters Tribute Plaza.

Honour Guard
Honour Guard

Police Officers and Firefighters Tribute Plaza

To pay tribute to Calgary’s police officers and firefighters who have lost their lives in the line of duty, the Police Officers and Firefighters Tribute Plaza opened in Jan. 2006 in front of Calgary’s Municipal Building on Macleod Trail. The most striking feature of the Plaza is the three-story-tall monument Walls of Memory/Lantern of Light which features stone-clad walls covered in historic photographs at the base of a tower of steel and coloured glass that opens to the sky.​​​​​​​

Tribute Plaza

Calgary Fire Department Fallen Firefighters

  • Hugh McShane, Firefighter
    4 years of service
    Apparatus accident, Nov. 17, 1923
  • Arthur Simmons, Captain
    37 years of service
    Union Packing Plant fire, Dec. 30, 1948
  • Norman Cocks, Firefighter
    4 years of service
    Training accident, May 8, 1962
  • Lloyd Dutnall, Lieutenant
    18 years of service
    Calgary Stockyards fire, Sept. 6, 1970
  • Harold Smith, Lieutenant
    26 years of service
    McTavish Block fire, May 26, 1971
  • Jerald Walter, Firefighter
    1 years of service
    Beachcomber Night Club fire, April 19, 1972
  • David Allan, Firefighter
    21 years of service
    Apparatus accident, Aug. 25, 1976
  • George R. Look, Firefighter
    1 years of service
    Manchester Racquet Club fire, Jan. 1, 1981
  • Arthur Scotten, Captain
    29 years of service
    Occupational Cancer, Dec. 3, 1985
  • Morley James, Senior Firefighter
    17 years of service
    Forest Lawn Hotel fire, July 13, 1992
  • Ron J. Renard, Captain
    30 years of service
    Occupational Cancer, July 2, 1998
  • Donald G. Kennedy, Lieutenant
    23 years of service
    Occupational Cancer, Feb. 16, 1989
  • Kenneth D. Moody, Division Chief
    37 years of service
    Occupational Cancer, Sept. 14, 1999
  • Maurice Simonin, Division Chief
    36 years of service
    Occupational Cancer, March 21, 2000
  • Garry Kendall, Captain
    28 years of service
    Occupational Cancer, July 21, 2000
  • Terrance Burton, Senior Firefighter
    21 years of service
    Occupational Cancer, Nov. 16, 2000
  • George Heming, Chief Training Officer
    33 years of service
    Occupational Cancer, June 26, 2003
  • Edward Briggs, Captain
    32 years of service
    Occupational Cancer, Jan. 23, 2004
  • William Beattie, Deputy Chief
    35 years of service
    Occupational Cancer, May 9, 2005
  • Alan H. Edwards, Captain
    32 years of service
    Occupational Cancer, May 12, 2005
  • Thomas Minhinnett, Fire Chief
    37 years of service
    Occupational Cancer, June 28, 2005
  • Reuben Poffenroth, District Chief
    35 years of service
    Occupational Cancer, Sept. 5, 2005
  • Robert Elder, Firefighter
    11 years of service
    Occupational Cancer, Sept. 9, 2005
  • James Symon, Captain
    31 years of service
    Occupational Cancer, Nov. 24, 2005
  • James Keats, Captain
    30 years of service
    Occupational Cancer, May 30, 2006
  • Bruce Dancy, Captain
    27 years of service
    Occupational Cancer, Aug. 31, 2006
  • Sidney Gilbert, District Chief
    32 years of service
    Occupational Cancer, March 15, 2007
  • Gordon Paul, Senior Firefighter
    17 years of service
    Occupational Cancer, Aug. 7, 2007
  • Olaf Wilson, Captain
    30 years of service
    Occupational Cancer, Oct. 17, 2007
  • James Carrington, Division Chief
    38 years of service
    Occupational Cancer, Nov. 24, 2008
  • C. Ronald Lindberg, Captain
    29 years of service
    Occupational Cancer, May 18, 2010
  • Bruce Seitz, Captain
    32 years of service
    Occupational Cancer, Aug. 11, 2010
  • Robert Derrheim, Captain
    32 years of service
    Occupational Cancer, July 11, 2011
  • Rik J. Taylor, Captain
    30 years of service
    Occupational Cancer, April 23, 2012
  • Wayne Morris, Fire Chief
    38 years of service
    Occupational Cancer, Aug. 1, 2012
  • Leslie Badry, District Chief
    34 years of service
    Occupational Cancer, March 6, 2013
  • Allan Anderson, Captain
    30 years of service
    Occupational Cancer, April 9, 2013
  • Robert D. Moore, Captain
    30 years of service
    Occupational Cancer, Aug. 11, 2013
  • Henry (Hank) Goldsworthy, Captain
    33 years of service
    Occupational Cancer, Sept. 7, 2013
  • William McCaw, Captain
    28 years of service
    Occupational Cancer, Sept. 11, 2013
  • Neville Cave, District Chief
    35 years of service
    Occupational Cancer, Feb. 13, 2014
  • Richard Befus, District Chief
    32 years of service
    Occupational Cancer, July 31, 2014
  • John McLeod, District Chief
    36 years of service
    Occupational Cancer, Nov. 6, 2014
  • Francois Rivest, Training Officer
    33 years of service
    Occupational Cancer, Aug. 17, 2015
  • Ross P. Ellison, Captain
    33 years of service
    Occupational Cancer, Oct. 9, 2016
  • James Brosh, District Chief
    32 years of service
    Occupational cancer, February 20, 2017
  • Paul Baker, Captain
    34 years of service
    Occupational cancer, March 17, 2017
  • Donald M. McDougall, District Chief
    36 years of service
    Occupational cancer, May 15, 2017
  • Glenn G. Adams, Captain
    32 years of service
    Occupational cancer, December 11, 2017
  • David E. Rothery, District Chief
    34 years of service
    Occupational cancer, March 20, 2018
  • Robert Allan, Captain
    30 years of service
    Occupational illness, June 22, 2018
    • Douglas Robb, Division Chief
      37 years of service
      Occupational cancer, January 18, 2019
    • Daniel O. Praud, Captain
      30 years of service
      Occupational cancer, February 11, 2019
    • Gene M. Paulson, Captain
      34 years of service
      Occupational cancer, March 13, 2019
    • Vance C. Ertmoed, Captain
      30 years of service
      Occupational cancer, October 13, 2019
    • Ervin Boettcher, Captain
      30 years of service
      Occupational cancer, February 20, 2020
    • Harry W. Skakum, Senior Firefighter
      26 years of service
      Occupational cancer, April 9, 2020
    • John C. Doherty, Captain
      28 years of service
      Occupational cancer, May 5, 2020
    • Roger K. Thompson, Captain
      31 years of service
      Occupational cancer, May 20, 2020
    • Donald G. Taylor, Captain
      34 years of service
      Occupational cancer, May 26, 2020
    • Gary L. Pozzo, Captain
      30 years of service
      Occupational cancer, April 6, 2021
    • Derek M. Sharman, Sr. Firefighter
      14 years of service
      Occupational injury, May 6, 2021
    • Leonard Maddison, Captain
      31 years of service
      Occupational cancer, September 9, 2021
    • Ted Stewart, Captain
      36 years of service
      Occupational cancer, January 19, 2022
    • Raymond D. Ross, Captain
      37 years of service
      Occupational cancer, January 28, 2022
    • Robert G. Yeats, Captain
      36 years of service
      Occupational cancer, April 12, 2022
    • Captain John Wallebeck
      31 years of service
      Occupational cancer, May 4, 2022
    • R. Scott Bothwell, Captain
      28 years of service
      Occupational cancer, May 29, 2022
    • M. Wesley Carr, Captain
      31 years of service
      Occupational cancer, July 10, 2022
    • Troy E. Koch, Captain
      34 years of service
      Occupational cancer, August 22, 2022
    • Allan O. Little, Captain
      27 years of service
      Occupational cancer, November 7, 2022
    • Grant P. Shultz, Captain
      32 years of service
      Occupational illness, February 15, 2023
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