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The Last Alarm . Among the most poignant displays of the bonds of loyalty among those in the fire service are firefighter funerals. . Firefighter funerals are not only for line of duty deaths. They also include funerals for active duty members who die from illness or accidents outside the scope of their firefighting duties. The death of a firefighter is a loss to the fire service and the community. As with all funerals, firefighter funerals are not for the benefit of the dead but rather are for the living. They allow individuals and the community to grieve and express our sense of loss and sorrow. Hence, firefighters have large funerals that are attended by civilians as well as firefighters. Protocols for firefighter funerals vary with from department to department. They also will vary based on the firefighter's religious preferences and, of course, the preferences of the firefighter's family. For a firefighter's funeral, firefighters from many departments will come together to pay their last respects to their departed or fallen brother or sister. Many times firefighters and apparatus from neighboring departments will cover stations for a department so all of its members can attend the funeral for its lost member. This is very common with smaller departments. However, this is even done with major cities. Many firefighter funerals feature bagpipes being played. This tradition goes back to when the Irish and Scottish immigrated to American. As the Irish came to prominence in the fire service bagpipes became more common place at firefighter funerals. Other traditions include carrying the casket on the hose bed of a fire engine as a caisson instead of using a hearse. The fire engine caisson often will be adorned with bunting and flowers. Some departments use an engine from the station where the fallen firefighter worked. Other departments use an antique engine or a specially designated piece of modern apparatus for the caisson. Often other apparatus will be part of the funeral procession. The tradition of a pair of raised aerial ladders or towers ladder flying the American flag is called the "crossed ladders" although the ladders are not actually crossed. Crossed ladders usually are reserved for line of duty deaths and the non-line of duty death of a chief officer. Crossed ladders also are common at the funerals of firefighters who lose their lives in active military service. Many times the funeral procession will pass the station where the deceased firefighter worked or was a member. Firefighters from that department, or often times members of other departments, will stand outside the station in their turnout gear and salute the procession. The departed firefighter's helmet and turnout gear may be placed on a chair in front of the saluting firefighters for his or her last alarm. In 2010, there were 85 on-duty firefighter fatalities in the United States. Of these two thirds were volunteer firefighters.


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