Assistant Chief Michael J. Kilpatrick

Assistant Chief Michael J. Kilpatrick (HM2YH)

Location: Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54495 Wood County
Country: United States of America

N 44° 22.463', W 89° 50.923'

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Wisconsin State Firefighters Memorial Final Alarm Bell Tower

Dedicated to the memory of Assistant Chief Michael J. Kilpatrick, North Lake Volunteer Fire Department,North Lake, Wisconsin.Died in the line-of-duty October 7, 2004.

And all Wisconsin firefighters who have made the ultimate sacrifice while in service to their communities.

Metalwork provided through the efforts of family, friends, and members of the North Lake Volunteer Fire Department.

The Final Alarm Bell Ceremony
The men and women of today's fire service are confronted with a more dangerous work environment than ever before. We are forced to continually change our strategies and tactics to accomplish our tasks.

Our methods may change, but our goals remain the same as they were in the past, to save lives and to protect property, sometimes at a terrible cost. This is what we do, this is our chosen profession, this is the tradition of the fire fighter.

The fire service of today is ever changing, but is steeped in traditions 200 years old. One such tradition is the sound of a bell.

In the past, as fire fighters began their tour of duty, it was the bell that signaled the beginning of that day's shift. Throughout the day and night, each alarm was sounded by a bell, which summoned these brave souls to fight fires and to place their lives in jeopardy for the good of their fellow citizen. And when the fire was out and the alarm had come to an end, it was the bell that signaled to all the completion of that call. When a fire fighter had died in the line of duty, paying the supreme sacrifice, it was the mournful toll of the bell that solemnly announced a comrade's passing.

We utilize these traditions as symbols, which reflect honor and respect on those who have given so much and who have served so well. To symbolize the devotion that these brave souls had for their duty, a special signal of three rings, three times each, represents the end of our comrades' duties and that they will be returning to quarters. And so, to those who have selflessly given their lives for the good of their fellow man, their tasks completed, their duties well done, to our comrades, their last alarm, they are going home.
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HM NumberHM2YH
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Date Added Wednesday, October 8th, 2014 at 4:09am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16T E 273045 N 4917403
Decimal Degrees44.37438333, -89.84871667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 44° 22.463', W 89° 50.923'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds44° 22' 27.78" N, 89° 50' 55.38" W
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Area Code(s)715
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 16276 1st Ave S, Wisconsin Rapids WI 54495, US
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