Cambridge City
MA

Policy Order
POR 2018 #237
ORDER ADOPTED
Oct 15, 2018 5:00 PM

That the City Manager is requested to confer with the Cambridge Fire Department, Department of Public Works, Electrical Department, and all other appropriate departments to celebrate National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Weekend in October of 2019 by scheduling a commemoration ceremony and lighting up City Hall and individual firehouses.

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Department:City Clerk's Office, AMSponsors:Councillor Alanna Mallon, Mayor Marc C. McGovern
Category:Policy Order

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WHEREAS:

The first weekend of October has been designated National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Weekend by the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation; and

 

 

WHEREAS:

The weekend is a memorial to firefighters across the country who have sacrificed their lives on the job while selflessly responding to calls for help and keeping their communities safe; and

 

 

WHEREAS:

Part of the commemoration for fallen firefighters includes the lighting of over 80 iconic buildings nationwide, with landmarks such as One World Trade Center in New York City and the Willis Tower in Chicago participating; and

 

 

WHEREAS:

This past April, the City Council approved the City Manager’s request to install permanent LED lights at City Hall to be able to light the building for occasions such as this; now therefore be it

 

 

ORDERED:

That the City Manager be and hereby is requested to confer with the Cambridge Fire Department to schedule a commemoration of our fallen firefighters next October during National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Weekend; and be it further

 

 

ORDERED:

That the City Manager be and hereby is requested to confer with the Department of Public Works, Electrical Department, and other appropriate departments to participate in National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Weekend by lighting up City Hall in 2019; and be it further

 

 

ORDERED:

That the City Manager be and hereby is requested to confer with the Fire Department, Department of Public Works, Electrical Department, and other appropriate departments to look in to the feasibility of also lighting up individual firehouses to commemorate National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Weekend; and be it further


 

 

ORDERED:

That the City Manager be and hereby is requested to report back to the City Council on this matter.

 

Meeting History

Oct 15, 2018 5:00 PM Video City Council Regular Meeting
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RESULT:ORDER ADOPTED