Nevada Firefighters Memorial finds new home on capital grounds in Carson City
CARSON CITY, Nev. (News 4 & Fox 11) —
After a decades long push and the passage of Senate Bill 540, a new Firefighter's Memorial will be built on the capital grounds in Carson City.
The Professional Firefighters of Nevada have been advocating to have a new memorial built after the old one in Mills Park was constantly vandalized and littered with trash.
The new location will have overnight security and more public traffic. It will be located right next to the Police Memorial aside the Legislative building.
The new memorial will have four black granite walls with the names of fallen Nevada fire fighters, and will have five life-sized statues of firefighters costing approximately $450,000. In order to fulfill the expenses, the Professional Firefighters are asking for public donations.
Officials have not decided what will be done with the old memorial, but believe it may be re-purposed.
The new memorial is expected to be completed in the Summer of 2019.
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