2020 Memorial Ceremony



The California Fire Foundation invites you to join us memorialize the sacrifice and dedication of California’s fallen heroes at the 18th Annual California Firefighters Memorial Ceremony on September 26, 2020 at 11:30am. The ceremony will be held at the California Firefighters Memorial located in Capitol Park, Sacramento, CA.

At this time, the California Fire Foundation is closely monitoring the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and does not currently have plans to postpone the 18th Annual California Firefighters Memorial Ceremony unless prohibited by state of emergency conditions. Updates regarding the 2020 Memorial Ceremony will be posted here as the current state of emergency develops. 

If you are unable to meet the May 1, 2020 application deadline due to the COVID-19 pandemic, please contact California Fire Foundation Senior Program Manager Sara Rogers at srogers@cpf.org.


Sheraton Grand Hotel, Sacramento, CA
1230 J Street, Sacramento, CA 95814
(800) 325- 3535

California Fire Foundation will be reserving a room block for the nights of September 24-26, 2020 at the Sheraton Grand Hotel in Sacramento.

NOTE: Deadline for accepting completed Memorial Wall Applications for the 2020 California Firefighters Memorial Ceremony is May 1, 2020. To submit an application for the 2020 Memorial Ceremony, CLICK HERE to access the Memorial Wall application.In addition to a completed application, supporting documentation verifying the firefighter death was a line-of-duty death must be submitted.

Questions can be directed to California Fire Foundation Senior Program Manager Sara Rogers at 916-641-1707 or srogers@cpf.org.

Check back here for additional details as the event nears.

CLICK HERE to view photos from the 2019 California Firefighters Memorial Ceremony where we remembered those heroes who made the ultimate sacrifice to keep California safe.