Wheeling Fire Department Memorial
The Wheeling Fire Department Memorial was dedicated on July 8, 2016 at Wheeling’s Heritage Port. It lists the names of 10 men who lost their lives fighting fires in the City of Wheeling. Each year, a small remembrance service is held to honor and remember those lives lost.
The memorial also lists two retired numbers, No. 4 in honor of Assistant Chief Robert Foster, who died in the line of duty on October 29, 1991, and No. 11 to honor those who have suffered from presumptive line of duty deaths due to cancer.
|Line of duty deaths:|
|Firefighter Thomas McCue||1868|
|Firefighter Bartholomew Link||1868|
|Firefighter Charles Carrell||1869|
|Captain Charles Ferguson||1914|
|Engineer William M. McGee||1920|
|Assistant Chief Charles “Cap” Beiswenger||1932|
|Engineer William “Red” Nolan||1955|
|Assistant Chief John C. Donovan, Sr.||1956|
|Captain Vincent Green||1970|
|Assistant Chief Robert Foster||1991|