Kentucky Division of Forestry
Wildland Fire Academy Contributes to Fallen Firefighters Memerials

Press Release Date:  Tuesday, March 30, 2010  
Contact Information:  Lynn Brammer

CONTACT: Lynn Brammer

Wildland Fire Academy Contributes to
Fallen Firefighters Memorials
Donations Help Maintain Kentucky, Tennessee and National Memorials

 FRANKFORT, Ky. – (March 29, 2010) – The Tennessee-Kentucky Wildland Fire Academy will be contributing an annual donation to three firefighter memorial foundations including the Kentucky, Tennessee and National Fallen Firefighters. 
Each of the foundations will receive an annual $250 donation to help maintain their memorials. 
 The initial donation was made today at the Kentucky Fallen Firefighter’s Memorial located at Juniper Hills Park off U.S. Highway 127 in Frankfort.  Bernie Andersen, Fire Management Chief for the Kentucky Division of Forestry, presented the donation to Ronnie Day, Executive Director of the Kentucky Fire Commission and Bobby Cowerd, President of the Kentucky Firefighters Association. 
 “The Tennessee-Kentucky Wildland Fire Academy conducts fire training ranging from basic wildland firefighting skills and air operations to courses for fireline supervisors and incident commanders,” said Bernie Andersen.  “Firefighters from across Kentucky, Tennessee and other parts of the country have benefited from the field exercises, lectures and trainings.  To honor fallen firefighters, the academy decided to contribute annual donations to help with the upkeep of the fallen firefighter memorials.”
 The Kentucky Fallen Firefighter Memorial was erected October 11, 1999 and includes more than 200 names of firefighters who have died in the line of duty.