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In Pictures: Remembering fallen firefighters

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City of Victoria firefighters Josh Montgomery, left, and Kitt Stringer join families, friends and dignitaries gathered on the Legislative grounds on Feb. 13, 2013, to commemorate those who were lost in the line of duty. The ceremony unveiled a memorial statue titled, ‘The Last Alarm.’

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Firefighters from across B.C. joined the Fallen Brethen of the British Columbia Professional Fire Fighters Association.

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Firefighters remove their hats to show respect.

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Vancouver firefighters hold flags encased in glass for the families who lost loved ones.

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White Rock fire Captain David Hugo presents a flag to a family who lost a loved one in the line of duty.

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‘The Last Alarm’ was created by artist Dean Lauze.

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A marching band was on hand to commemorate the fallen.

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City of Victoria firefighter Josh Montgomery bows his head.

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Premier Christy Clark addressed the gathering to pay tribute to the daily sacrifices firefighters make and to six firefighters who died after suffering from work-related cancer.

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Members of The Fallen Brethen of the British Columbia Professional Fire Fighters Association.

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Gord Ditchburn, president of Union Local 18, shakes the hand of a bereaved family member.

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Caleb Bourgeois, 4, salutes in memory of his grandfather, Saanich firefighter Thomas William Jennings.

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