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Gov. Jack Dalrymple has proclaimed October 6-12 Fire Prevention Week in North Dakota to promote the importance of fire prevention and protection, and to recognize North Dakota’s firefighters for their service and dedication. In accordance with the North Dakota Century Code, the Governor is directing all state government agencies and offices to fly the flags at half-staff from sunrise to sunset on Sunday, October 6, in observance of National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Day.
The observance is held as part of National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Weekend to honor America’s fire and emergency services personnel and to remember those who have died in the line of duty.
“Every day, North Dakota’s fire and emergency services personnel put their lives on the line to protect our citizens and our communities, and some make the ultimate sacrifice for the safety of others,” Dalrymple said. “By lowering the flags, we honor these heroes for their distinguished service and devotion to duty, and we remember those who have lost their lives, and the families who mourn the loss of their loved ones.”