About the Memorial
The Wisconsin Fire & EMS Memorial is located at Ben Hansen Park on the southwest side of the city.
The park covers 7.5 acres located along the west side of the Wisconsin River, providing the peaceful and somber atmosphere the memorial requires. The park's existing tall trees and rolling terrain add greatly to the tranquility and serenity of the location, making it the perfect place for the memorial. crew member. This statue expresses the true meaning of brotherhood and how the WSFM has chosen to remember our fallen fire service members. The statue is flanked by the Memorial Wall..
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As you enter the Park along the north walkway, you will find the gazebo. Benches placed in the shade of the gazebo provide a peaceful setting for visitors to stop and rest while taking in a panoramic view of the entire Memorial Park. The gazebo is frequently used during the summer months as a venue for outdoor weddings.
Concrete park benches are also located along the walkway. The walkways and many of the park benches are illuminated at night by lamp posts making the view of the park in the evening hours a pleasurable experience.
Heading Continuing along the walkway you will come across the centerpiece of the Memorial Park. It is the life-sized bronze statue depicting two firefighting personnel coming the the aid of a fallen crew member. This statue expresses the true meaning of brotherhood and how the WSFM has chosen to remember our fallen fire service members. The statue is flanked by the Memorial Wall.
The Memorial Wall is made up of six black marble plates engraved with the names of those firefighters from Wisconsin who have made the ultimate sacrifice. Currently there are 334 names of our fallen brothers and sisters engraved on the wall. This year well will be expanding the Wall, as it had reached full capacity
Proceeding along the walkway south of the Memorial Wall is the Final Alarm Bell Tower. The bell tower houses the fire bell which originally hung at the headquarters of the Superior Fire Department in 1892. The bell was donated to the WSFM by the "Old Fire House" located in Superior, WI.