PALM COAST, Fla. — The Palm Coast Fire Department is inviting the community to light up their homes and businesses in red for fallen fighters this weekend.
Every year, the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation hosts the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Weekend to pay tribute to the firefighters who died in the line of duty during the previous year.
This year, the foundation will honor 145 fallen firefighters — 79 who died in 2022 and 65 who died in the previous years — at the 42nd annual event this weekend.
In 2017, the foundation created Light the Night for Fallen Fighters, expanding the invitation to honor those who served to local fire departments and communities.
This year the Palm Coast Fire Department lights the night for Fallen Firefighter Brant Gammon, who passed away on November 3, 2022. Firefighter-Paramedic Gammon began his career with the Palm Coast Fire Department in 2018 as a volunteer firefighter. He joined the ranks of the career staff in October 2020 as a Firefighter-EMT. He was promoted to paramedic shortly before he passed away.
Firefighter-Paramedic Brant Gammon began his career with the Palm Coast Fire Department in 2018 as a volunteer firefighter. He moved his way up the ranks and was promoted to paramedic before passing away on November 3, 2022. (Palm Coast Fire Department)
Palm Coast City Hall, the Palm Coast Community Center, the Palm Harbor Golf Club, the Palm Coast Aquatics Center, the Palm Coast Tennis Center, the fountains on Palm Harbor Parkway and Palm Coast Parkway, and all five fire stations will be illuminated red from May 4 - 7.