Wisconsin Flags at half-staff Saturday for fallen firefighters

According to the office of Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers, all flags will be flown at half-staff on Saturday, October 7th in recognition of the Final Alarm Ceremony at the Wisconsin State Firefighters Memorial.

Previously, National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Weekend had been held in October, but beginning in 2023, was moved from October to May by the National Fallen Firefighter Foundation. However, in Wisconsin, the week which includes October 9th is still designated as Fire Prevention Week and designates the Saturday at the end of Fire Prevention Week as Wisconsin Firefighters Memorial Day. 

“Each and every day, Wisconsin firefighters risk their own health and safety in order to serve their neighbors in their greatest time of need, and we owe them an incredible debt of gratitude for keeping our communities safe,” said Gov. Evers. “On Firefighters Memorial Day and throughout the year, we honor their immense sacrifice and remember the selflessness and bravery of those firefighters who have fallen in the line of duty.”

Executive Order #197 also orders flags to be flown at half-staff on Sat., Oct. 14, 2023, in honor of Wisconsin Firefighters Memorial Day which recognizes the firefighters of this state who passed away in the performance of their duties over the course of the year. A copy of the governor’s Fire Prevention Week proclamation is available here.

Executive Order #197 will be in effect from sunrise to sunset on Sat., Oct. 7, 2023, and Sat., Oct. 14, 2023, and is available here.