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Memorial ceremony honors Milwaukee's fallen firefighters

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MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- The City of Milwaukee stopped to remember its firefighters lost in the line of duty. 

The names of all of Milwaukee's fallen firefighters were read at a memorial ceremony on Wednesday, Oct. 9. 

According to the fire department's website, the city has not lost a firefighter on duty since 1996. That's good news, but Chief Mark Rohlfing says firefighters still see a lot of bad things, and the department is working to address their mental health issues.

"We ensure that everyone involved in a traumatic event has the opportunity to talk to somebody," Rohlfing said. "To talk about what happened, but more importantly, to talk about how they feel."

Wednesday's ceremony was held at fire department headquarters downtown. It ended with the playing of taps in memory of the fallen firefighters.


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