- May 31, 2023
The city of Palm Coast held a memorial event May 5-7 for firefighters who died in service.
Called “Light up the Night,” the event is coordinated annually by the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation, according to a press release from the city government.
“[The Fire Department] is a brotherhood and sisterhood of folks that really live and die in each other’s arms day in and day out,” Palm Coast Mayor David Alfin said. “And family really means everything.”
Palm Coast lit city buildings in red over the weekend in remembrance of the firefighters.
The city remembered its own firefighter and paramedic, Brent Gammon, who died in November 2022.
Gammon was diagnosed with brain cancer just weeks after graduating from the paramedic program at Daytona State College.
He had joined the Palm Coast Fire Department in 2020 while in his 40s after a career change: He was previously an information technology specialist.