Late Watertown Firefighter Honored at National Memorial

Emmitsburg, PA – Firefighters of America have a very important and dangerous job; the high pressure stakes of trying to save people from burning buildings. In some unfortunate situations firefighters have given the ultimate sacrifice to help people. Every year in Emmitsburg Maryland the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation holds a memorial weekend to honor those who passed away on duty. Each family was presented with an folded american flag. To conclude the weekend was a powerful candlelight memorial to honor the memory of those fallen heros.

One of those fallen firefighters was Watertown’s own Joseph Toscano. Tosano was a 20 year veteran of the Watertown Fire Department. He passed away on March 17, 2017 after collapsing at the scene of a two-alarm fire on Merrifield Avenue in Watertown. Toscano was respected and loved among his peers and family. Watertown named the intersection of Merrifield and Bigelow Avenue in honor of his memory earlier this year.

Firefighters are the reason most people can sleep well at night. These brave men and women risk their life and well being to protect the people in their community. It doesn’t matter if it’s something small or a massive emergency, fire fighters will respond to your call for help.


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Produced by Steve Accardi, Videographer
October 18, 2018

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