Kansas Fallen Firefighters Memorial

Remembering our fallen heroes

Dedicated in June of 2002, the Kansas Fallen Firefighters Memorial is located just south of the Kansas Firefighters Museum in Wichita. The museum and memorial are situated on the northwest corner of Lincoln Park next door to a modern fire station. The memorial courtyard consists of several different areas including a life-sized bronze statue of a firefighter discovering the helmet of a fallen comrade, engraved bricks, a memorial wall and meditation area.

kansas firefighters memorial final call statue

FINAL CALL STATUE

The life-sized bronze statue is the creation of Wichita artist, Dorothy Koelling. Facing Broadway Avenue, the Final Call Statue is mounted on a black granite pedestal with the face of the firefighter at eye level. A 50 foot flagpole saved from the demolition of the old WDF Fire Station 9 at Kellogg and Oliver is placed near the statue. A United States Flag is flown 24 hours a day over the memorial area.

KANSAS FALLEN FIREFIGHTERS MEMORIAL WALL

Located behind the Final Call Statue, the Fallen Firefighters Memorial Wall is a winged, black granite wall with the names of firefighters who have died in the line of duty in Kansas. Their engraved names include their fire department and date of death. Engraved in the center sections of the wall are the poems “The Gentle Heroes” and “The Fireman’s Prayer”.

Kansas Firefighters Memorial Courtyard bricks

MEMORIAL COURTYARD

The life-sized bronze statue is the creation of Wichita artist, Dorothy Koelling. Facing Broadway Avenue, the Final Call Statue is mounted on a black granite pedestal with the face of the firefighter at eye level. A 50 foot flagpole saved from the demolition of the old WDF Fire Station 9 at Kellogg and Oliver is placed near the statue. A United States Flag is flown 24 hours a day over the memorial area.

Alvin "Smokey" Linn

The Fireman's Prayer

by Alvin "Smokey" Linn

When I am called to duty, God

whenever flames may rage,

Give me the strength to save some life

Whatever be its age.

Help me to embrace a little child

Before it’s too late,

Or some older person

from the horror of that fate.

Enable me to be alert

And hear the weakest shout,

And quickly and efficiently

to put the fire out.

I want to fill my calling

and give the best in me,

To guard my neighbor

And protect his property.

And if according to Your will

I have to lose my life,

Please bless with Your protecting hand

My children and my wife.

HOW YOU CAN HELP

The Improvement and maintenance of the Fallen Firefighters Memorial is dependent on donations and the sale of personalized engraved bricks. Bricks may be purchased at the Kansas Firefighters Museum for $30, which includes engraving. The Firefighters Maltese cross is available for an additional $1 per brick.

If you have questions regarding the Kansas Fallen Firefighters Memorial, feel free to call us at 316.264.5990 or contact us via our website by clicking the button below.

SET UP A TOUR FOR YOUR GROUP TODAY!

  • Seniors: $2.50
  • Adults: $5
  • Students K-12: $3
  • Under 5 FREE!
  • Hours: Saturday 11am - 3pm
  • Call Us to Set Up a Tour: 316-264-5990
  • Parking is located across the street just west of the firehouse