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      The men and women of I.A.F.F. Local 1590, Wilmington, DE Fire Department, wish to thank all of our fellow firefighters, other public safety personnel, families, friends, local businesses and the general public for your condolences, well wishes, inquiries and support, as we deal with the tragic loss of two brothers, Lt. Chris Leach and Sr. Ffr. Jerry Fickes, in a row house fire early on Saturday, September 24, 2016. The outpouring of love and caring in your expressions of sympathy has been incredible. The bonds we share are never stronger than when facing a challenge and you have provided us with strength and understanding, during this difficult time, that mere words cannot begin to express.

      We will keep everyone updated on the condition of Sr. Ffr. Ardythe Hope and Ffr. Brad Speakman, as they recuperate from their injuries. We will also advise everyone as arrangements are completed for services for our departed brothers.

      I.A.F.F. Local 1590 thanks everyone and asks for your continued prayers for our departed and injured members, their families and our membership.

      MEMORIAL ASSISTANCE

      Any and all fire departments local, nationwide, that have offered their services in our time of need: 

      Please know that you offers are greatly appreciated and welcomed. 

      For those that wish to participate in the Honor Guard and  

      All that wish to offer their skills in pipes and drums, information will be made available very soon. 

      Thank you ahead of time for your generosity.

                                                          

      SERVICE INFORMATION


       
       
      Memorial Service Announced for Fallen Firefighters
       
       
      For Immediate Release       Contact: Vice President Tim Taggart 
      September 26, 2016            302-750-8936

      Email preferred - 1590iaff@gmail.com 

       
      The Wilmington Firefighter's Association, Local 1590, the International Association of Firefighters (IAFF) and the Wilmington Fire Department have announced plans for the memorial service honoring Lieutenant Christopher Leach and Senior Fire Fighter Jerry Fickes Jr., who gave their lives in the line of duty on September 24, 2016.
      Memorial Service
      After consultation with the families, the joint memorial service will be held at 1pm on Saturday October 1, 2016 at the Chase Center on the Riverfront, located at 815 Justison St. Wilmington, DE. Link: www.centerontheriverfront.org
      This will be the main service honoring Lt. Leach and Senior Firefighter Fickes and is open to all fire fighters, first responders, friends and the public. Doors will open at 12:00pm. This will be the only event where departments will be able to stage their apparatus as part of a static display of honor.
      Funeral Services
      Senior Firefighter Jerry Fickes Jr.
      There will be a public viewing at the Grace Lutheran Church, 2033 Graves Rd., Hockessin, DE on Thursday September 29th from 5:00-8:00 pm. Fire personnel are asked to pay their respectsduring this time. 
      A second viewing will occur from 2:00-4:00pm on Friday September 30th, with a private service to follow immediately afterwards. It is requested that this event remain one for family, friends,and members of the Wilmington Fire Department. Seating and parking will be extremely limited at this church.
      Lieutenant Christopher Leach
      Services will be held at St. Elizabeth’s Catholic Church, 809 S Broom St. in Wilmington on Friday September 30, 2016. The day will begin at 10am with a viewing that will be open to family and friends, the Wilmington Fire Department and local first responders. It will be followed by a funeral mass starting at 12 noon.
      In addition, honor guards, as well as pipes and drums, are invited to attend. The parking, staging, contact e-mail and report times for the outside departments are as follows:
      Honor Guards
      Public Safety Honor Guards from all departments are welcome at the funeral mass for Lt. Christopher Leach on Friday, and at the joint memorial service on Saturday. We ask that you e-mail Griff Jordan at gjordan188@gmail.com if you plan on participating, include the mode of transportation (car-bus-van) and how many members are attending.
      For the funeral mass, we ask that you arrive by 8:00 am at the church.
      For the joint memorial service, we ask that you arrive no later than 10:30 am (parking lots open at 8:00 am). You will be parking in Lot A and be part of the opening ceremony. Please note, there may be extra security procedures put in place that will require an earlier arrival time. Please check the web site at www.wilmingtonfirefighters.org for the latest logistic information.
      Pipes and Drums
      Pipes and Drums from all departments are welcome at the joint memorial service. We ask that you e-mail Mike Khairzada at mkhairzada@comcast.net if you plan on participating, and include the mode of transportation (car-bus-van) you have and how many members are attending.
      We ask that you arrive no later than 10:30 am (parking lots open at 8:00 am). You will be parking in Lot A and be part of the opening ceremony. Please note there may be extra security procedures put in place that will require an earlier arrival time. Please check the web site at www.wilmingtonfirefighters.org for the latest logistic information.
      Outside Fire Fighters with Apparatus
      If you plan to arrive at Saturday’s joint memorial service on fire apparatus, please enter Lot B no later than 10:00am (parking lots open at 8:00 am). You will be positioned at the venue for a static display for the arrival of the families and the public.
      It is requested that no outside apparatus attend the funeral services.
      Outside Fire Fighters and other First Responders
      Outside fire fighters and first responders are asked to arrive at the Chase Center no later than 10:30 am. Upon arrival you will be directed to specific parking and then to the entrance for seating inside the venue. Doors will open at 12noon for a 1:00 pm start. Please note there may be extra security procedures put in place that will require an earlier arrival time. Please check the web site at www.wilmingtonfirefighters.org for the latest logistic information.
      Media Logistics
      The media is welcome to attend the funerals and memorial service with some limitations to access. For the joint memorial service at the Chase Center, designated media parking will be in Lot D. There will be a riser inside for credentialed print media and still photographers. A pool video feed will be supplied for television media.  Any questions should be directed to Mark Treglio from the IAFF at ?(202)-368-7315? or mtreglio@iaff.org.
      For the funeral services at St. Elizabeth’s Church a pool television camera will be allowed in the church choir loft (balcony). There will also be an accommodation for credentialed still photographers at this location. There will also be a designated area outside the church for both parking and viewing the arrival and departure at the church. The media setup should occur no later than 8:00am.
      For the funeral service at Grace Lutheran Church, there will be no media allowed inside. There will be a designated media area near the church.
      The funeral homes and cemetery are closed to the media.
      Fund for the Families Established
      There has been a fund set up for the children of Lt. Leach and Sr. FF Fickes. This is the only recognized, official fund that will benefit the families. On-line donations may be made to: www.gofund.me/iaff1590
      Event Hashtag- #1590LODD
       

      Accomidations 



      For those needing hotel information for the upcoming funerals and memorial services for Chris Leach and Jerry Fickes

      Hotels in Downtown Wilmington:

      Courtyard Marriott, Downtown
      1102 N West St
      (302) 429-7600
      http://marriott.comhotels/travel/ilgcy-courtyard-wilmington-downtown

      DoubleTree By Hilton Hotel
      700 N King St
      (302) 655-0400
      http://doubletree3.hilton.com/en/hotel/delaware/doubletree-by-hilton-hotel-downtown-wilmington-legal-district-ILGDTDT/index.html

      Hotel du Pont
      42 W 11th St (11th & Market Sts)
      Wilmington DE 19801
      (302) 594-3100
      www.hoteldupont.com

      Sheraton Suites
      422 Delaware Ave
      (302) 654-8300
      http://www.starwoodhotels.com/sheraton/property/overview/index.html?propertyID=92&EM=VTY_SI_92_SUITESWILMINGTON_PROP_OVERVIEW

      Westin Hotel
      818 Shipyard Dr
      (302) 654-2900
      http://www.westinwilmington.com

      Hotels in North Wilmington:
      Best Western Brandywine Valley Inn
      1807 Concord Pike, Wilmington, DE 19803
      (302) 656-9436
      http://book.bestwestern.com/bestwestern/US/DE/Wilmington-hotels/BEST-WESTERN-PLUS-Brandywine-Valley-Inn/Hotel-Overview.do?iata=00171880&propertyCode=08004&cm_mmc=BL-_-Google-_-GMB-_-08004

      Brandywine River Hotel
      1609 Baltimore Pike, Chadds Ford, PA 19317
      (610) 388-1200
      http://www.brandywinehotelpa.com/

      Days Inn Wilmington
      5209 Concord Pike , Wilmington, DE 19803 US
      (302)-478-0300
      https://www.wyndhamhotels.com/days-inn/wilmington-delaware/days-inn-wilmington-newark/overview

      Inn at Wilmington
      300 Rocky Run Pkwy, Wilmington, DE 19803
      (302) 479-7900
      http://www.innatwilmington.com/

      Crowne Plaza-Wilmington North
      630 Naamans Rd, Claymont, DE 19703
      (302) 792-2700
      http://www.cpwilmingtonnorth.com/

      Doubletree By Hilton Wilmington
      4727 Concord Pike, Wilmington, DE 19810
      (302) 478-6000
      http://doubletree3.hilton.com/en/hotels/delaware/doubletree-by-hilton-hotel-wilmington-ILGCPDT/index.html

      Homewood Suites by Hilton-Wilmington
      350 Rocky Run Pkwy, Wilmington, DE 19803
      (302) 479-2000
      http://homewoodsuites3.hilton.com/en/hotels/delaware/homewood-suites-by-hilton-wilmington-brandywine-valley-ILGHWHW/index.html

      Inn at Montchanin Village & Spa
      514 Montchanin Rd, Montchanin, DE 19710
      (302) 888-2133
      http://www.montchanin.com/  
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