A memorial for the two firefighters killed in a San Francisco fire last week is scheduled to begin at 12:30 p.m. Mayor Ed Lee and others are scheduled to speak.

Lieutenant Vince Perez, 48, and firefighter Anthony Valerio, 53, died from injuries sustained responding to a house fire in Diamond Heights.

The deaths represent the first time a San Francisco firefighter was killed in the line of duty since 2003, the first time one died in a fire since 1995, and the first time that more than one perished in a single blaze since 1946. Firefighters from all over the world are attending.

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San Francisco Firefighters Memorial 25 April,2014Jon Brooks


Jon Brooks

Jon Brooks is the host and editor of KQED’s health and technology blog, Future of You. He is the former editor of KQED’s daily news blog, News Fix. A veteran blogger, he previously worked for Yahoo! in various news writing and editing roles. He was also the editor of EconomyBeat.org, which documented user-generated content about the financial crisis and recession. Jon is also a playwright whose work has been produced in San Francisco, New York, Italy, and around the U.S. He has written about film for his own blog and studied film at Boston University. He has an MFA in Creative Writing from Brooklyn College.

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