Three fallen San Diego firefighters will be honored at a memorial Saturday when their names are added to a statewide memorial.
Captain Normal R. Nelson, Captain Craig Nielsen and Engineer Oran Shadoan, all of the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department, will be honored Saturday.
The firefighters will join the nearly 1,300 listed fallen firefighters on a statewide California Firefighters Memorial at Sacramento’s Capitol Park.
The ceremony will include a flag presentations to the families of the honorees, a procession and the “Last Alarm” bell ringing ceremony. 16 names will be added to the memorial on Saturday.
All three firefighters served with the department for decades.
Nelson, a 27-year-old veteran of the department, died in 2014 after a battle with kidney and colon cancer.
Shadoan died in 2004 from complications due to job-related cancer. He worked for SDFD for more than 40 years.
Nielson died in 2004 after suffering a heart attack related to his job. He spent nearly three decades with the department.
Readers can watch the memorial streamed live on Saturday at this link.