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Minnesota Firefighters Efforts to Build a New Memorial

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With this episode, we begin a series called Hometown Heroes. We will look at fire departments and organizations around the globe. We will launch our series in Minnesota.

If Minnesota’s 20,000 firefighters raise enough money by the end of the year, an area of the Capitol Mall known as Parking Lot H could be transformed into a new memorial by October 2012.

Fire departments in the state are trying to raise $600,000 for the construction of an interactive firefighter memorial. 

The purpose of the new project would be to honor fallen Minnesota firefighters and provide a new home for a current firefighter memorial that stands near the baggage claim at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport. 

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Join us as we talk with Chief Esbensen about this incredible project, ask questions, and find out how you can get involved. To help now, go to http://mnfireservicefoundation.org/.