Conover, NC – The Catawba County Firefighter Memorial Service will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 16 at Joy Baptist Church located at 4015 Herman Sipe road in Conover. Weather permitting, the service will conclude at the Memorial Site next door at the Catawba County Firefighter’s Museum. This is the 16th Annual service, and this year’s event will have 14 members that firefighters will be paying tribute to on this special afternoon, including one Line Of Duty Death. “This service has a special meaning for all who attend, but especially for the family members of the deceased fire service members that we honor and remember”, states Coordinator David Pruitt.

Fire departments will display trucks in designated areas at the church and in the parking area at the museum and ladder trucks will display the large flag at the church. Claremont Fire Department and Sherrill’s Ford-Terrell Fire & Rescue will supply their ladder trucks this year in special memory of Rupert Little and Bradley Long. The Honor guard will present the Colors, along with a bagpiper suppling the music. The public is also invited to attend.