Cincinnati to break ground on long-awaited firefighter’s memorial

Officials will break ground on the Greater Cincinnati Firefighter’s Memorial in downtown Cincinnati on Tuesday, June 29 at 10am. The new memorial will be located along Central Avenue in between 5th and 6th streets on the western edge of downtown.

The Memorial has been in the planning stages and will become a reality thanks to in-kind work from Turner Construction, Baker Concrete Construction, GBBN Architects, and donations from hundreds of individuals from throughout the Cincinnati region.

According to officials, the Greater Cincinnati Firefighter’s Memorial will honor fallen firefighters from 194 fire agencies within the 12-county Cincinnati metropolitan region. The groundbreaking ceremony will take place at the site of the memorial (map) where a 33,500 square-foot green space will be constructed and include landscaped areas, gardens, a statue and walkways with pavers etched with names of donors to the Memorial.

Donations to the Greater Cincinnati Firefighter’s Memorial can be made online, or by contacting Gretchen Hooker at or (513) 357-2621.