The Daily Herald has an article about the Algonquin-Lake in the Hills Firefighters Association preparing to create a firefighter’s memorial

The memorial would be in honor of fallen firefighters within the Algonquin-Lake in the Hills Fire Protection District and the victims of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, Lt. Matt Berg said during a committee of the whole meeting Tuesday night. The memorial would be built on a 60 foot by 60 foot area on the north end of Riverfront Park, east of Harrison Street where it meets Edward Street, and across from where the old firehouse — now demolished — was located until about eight years ago.

Two Algonquin-Lake in the Hills firefighters have died in the line of duty since the department was first formed in 1895: Edwin Benson, who died in 1967, and G.D. “Mac” McIntyre, who died in 1976, firefighter/paramedic Dan Teson said.

The association began working on the plan about four years ago, when the original idea was to build a 9-foot bronze statue that would have cost $50,000. “That was our initial plan, but that changed with the economic climate,” Teson said.

The complete article can be found HERE.

thanks Dennis