2020 Memorial Ceremony

As we navigate these unprecedented times of the COVID-19 pandemic and the continued uncertainty it presents, we are cancelling the 2020 California Firefighters Memorial Ceremony. Ensuring the safety of all friends and family is of utmost importance.

In lieu of the in-person ceremony,  a California Firefighters Memorial Tribute video has been created, honoring 32 fallen California firefighters whose names will be added to the Memorial. The Memorial Tribute premiere on September 26, 2020 at 11:00am on Facebook Live.



As part of the 2020 California Firefighters Memorial Tribute, names of 32 fallen California firefighters are engraved on the California Firefighters Memorial Wall at California State Capitol Park, Sacramento. In addition to the commemorative video tribute, all 32 fallen heroes from 2020 will be honored at the 2021 Memorial Ceremony.

It is our hope that this year’s memorial tribute truly honors the fallen and the California Fire Foundation is proud to enshrine their sacrifice into Californian history. Please save-the-date for next year’s 19th Annual California Firefighters Memorial Ceremony being held Saturday, October 16, 2021 at 11:30 AM in Capitol Park, Sacramento, CA.

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.

NOTE: Deadline for accepting completed Memorial Wall Applications for the 2021 California Firefighters Memorial Ceremony is May 1, 2021. To submit an application for the 2021 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.

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.