From the City of Evanston website:

The Evanston Fire and Police Departments will hold a remembrance ceremony on Wednesday, July 22, 2 p.m., at Firemen’s Park, to honor the lives of fallen department firefighters William Craig, George Stiles and Marty Leoni.

This year will mark the 110-year and 30-year anniversaries of the line-of-duty deaths of firefighters William Craig and George Stiles, and Marty Leoni, respectively. Firefighters George Stiles and William Craig lost their lives at the Clayton Marks Building fire at 1900 Dempster St. on December 13, 1905. Firefighter/Paramedic Marty Leoni was with the department for four years and was responding to a structure fire at 1927 Jackson Ave. with a report of an infant trapped on the second floor on July 22, 1985. Leoni lost his life that day, and for the second time that century, the Evanston Fire Department experienced and faced what every firefighter and every fire department knows can be a reality, but hope never is.

Fire Chief Greg Klaiber states, “Thirty years ago Firefighter/Paramedic Marty Leoni died tragically in a house fire while searching for a trapped victim. On July 22, we will honor the memory and service of Firefighter/Paramedic Leoni, Firefighter Craig and Firefighter Stiles, who gave the ultimate sacrifice on behalf of the citizens of Evanston.”

This ceremony will also acknowledge other firefighters and police officers who have given their lives in the line of duty.

The remembrance ceremony will include:

Assembly of Personnel – 2 p.m.

Presentation of Colors – 2:10 p.m.
EFD/EPD/AFFI Honor Guard

Prayer Service/Moment of Silence – 2:15 p.m.
Chaplain David Jones

Dispatch of Last Alarm – 2:25 p.m. exactly

Remarks – 2:30 p.m.
Fire Chief Greg Klaiber
Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl
Captain Mike Adam (retired)

Tolling of the Bell Ceremony – 2:45 p.m.

Stand Down of Colors – 3 p.m.
EFD/EPD/AFFI Honor Guard

Fellowship and Food – 3:10 p.m.

All members of the public are encouraged to attend. Firemen’s Park is located at the corner of Simpson St. and Maple Ave.

For more information, please call/text 847-448-4311. For convenience, residents may simply dial 3-1-1 in Evanston.