Madison firefighters, on Tuesday evening, joined with members of Madison's Iranian community as well as City Alders and many residents in honoring 16 Iranian firefighters who died in Tehran last month.
On January 19, a fire began on the ninth floor of the Plasco Trade Center, an historic high-rise in the heart of Tehran. Over 200 firefighters were at the scene of the blaze when lost their lives.
The heroism of those firefighters was honored in Madison. As you can see from the photo, Fire Chief Steve Davis was joined by Majid Sarmadi a leader in the Madison Iranian community in placing a wreath on a Madison fire truck. The ceremony also included a ritual bell ringing to honor the fallen men.
The Madison Common Council also honored the firefighters at their meeting after the ceremony.