Fallen Firefighter Memorial

Memorial (2).jpeg 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