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The City of Fargo to Light the Night Red in National Tribute to Fallen Firefighters

Residents encouraged to display red lightbulbs at homes and businesses


Fargo City Hall and the Spirit of the Sandbagger monument will be illuminated in red light on the nights of Saturday, May 4, and Sunday, May 5, as part of a nationwide tribute to fallen firefighters. The Fargo Fire Department is encouraging residents to join the tribute by displaying red lights at their homes and businesses.

“Swapping out a regular lightbulb for a red one is a simple gesture that goes a long way to support fire families everywhere. It serves as a reminder of the dangers that firefighters confront with bravery every day in the Fargo area and across our nation,” stated Fargo Fire Chief Steve Dirksen.

The Light the Night for Fallen Firefighters tribute is held in conjunction with the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Weekend on May 4-5 in Emmitsburg, Maryland. During the memorial, which is organized by the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation, the country will honor the 226 firefighters who lost their lives in the line of duty in 2023.

Since 1992, the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation has worked to honor and remember America’s fallen firefighters, provide resources to assist their families in rebuilding their lives and work within the fire service community to reduce firefighter deaths and injuries.