Abbotsford Firefighters Launch New Kids Park

Posted by | June 13, 2017 | Announcements, Cool Things | No Comments

The Abbotsford Fire Fighters Association, in partnership with the City of Abbotsford’s parks, recreation and culture department, celebrated the official opening on Sunday of a new playground at Exhibition Park.

The Fire Fighter Memorial Playground honours first responders for their work and remembers those who have died.

Visitors to the playground are greeted with a sign that reads “A Fireman’s Prayer.” The prayer was published in 1958 and was written by retired firefighter A.W. “Smokey” Linn.

Last year marked the 10-year anniversary of the passing of Abbotsford Fire Rescue Service (AFRS) Capt. Dean Larivee and the one-year anniversary of AFRS Lieut. Martin Sunderland, who both succumbed to cancer-related illnesses.

Their regimental numbers, Q45 and Q89, can be found on the sides of the fire truck at the playground.

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