The firefighters memorial started back in 1968 with the dedication of the statue, which is the centerpiece of the park. Firefighters Holy Name Society started the memorial with the creation of the statue and obtaining the land for the park. The statue was designed by Irma Suhre and Walter Driesbach and it was modeled after Cincinnati firefighter Al McKinley. The statue was dedicated on Memorial Day in 1968 and the base of the statue has the inscription that reads, "In memory to those dedicated firefighters of the Cincinnati Fire Department who lost their lives in the line of duty."
The memorial and park has undergone a recent renovation with personal pavers surrounding the statue as well as flowerbeds that form the shape of a firefighter’s badge. Each year there is a memorial service on the Wednesday during Fire Prevention week in October at noon.
Greater Cincinnati Firefighters Memorial Park
Corner of Sixth Street and Central Avenue, Downtown