Plans for 2017 Charleston 9 ceremony released

Illustration provided by the City of Charleston

The City of Charleston has announced plans for the upcoming 10-year anniversary of the Sofa Super Store fire. The nine Charleston firefighters who lost their lives will be honored during a service planned for 7 p.m. Sunday, June 18.

The ceremony will be held at Charleston 9 Memorial Park at 1807 Savannah Highway. Members of the community are invited to attend.

CEREMONY INFORMATION (provided by the Charleston Fire Department)

Standing Watch

Charleston Fire Department personnel will initiate a watch at the flagpole of the memorial park starting at midnight and continuing for the 24 hours of June 18th.

Uniformed personnel interested in participating in the watch should contact Battalion Chief Travis Holsberg via email at


Family members may arrive any time prior to 7:00 PM.

Uniformed personnel from outside agencies should arrive by 6:30 PM and check in with the CFD member located at the Alpha/Delta corner of the memorial park.

The ceremony will begin promptly at 7:00 PM..


Families of the fallen and members of the CFD, past and present, will be seated in the tented area and will receive priority seating.

Uniformed CFD personnel will assemble in the park at 6:30 PM.

Uniformed personnel from outside agencies will be directed in to the park, as space allows, following CFD members.


Ringing of the bell followed by bagpipes.


Parking in the area is very limited and we encourage carpooling.

The memorial park parking lot along Savannah Highway will not be available.

Please see the map (above) below for the two recommended parking areas.

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