The Flame of Memory firefighters’ challenge stopped off in Tannay

The Flame of Memory firefighters’ challenge stopped off in Tannay
The Flame of Memory firefighters’ challenge stopped off in Tannay

Many elected officials of the territory including the departmental councilor Christophe Deniaux were present with the firefighters Sunday, September 18 in Tannay to welcome, at the barracks, the Flame Challenge of Memory, the time of an evening.

From September 17 to 21, firefighters rally Marseille to Nancy by running or cycling on the initiative of the associative network of firefighters of France, organizer of this challenge. Donations from the Firefighters’ Associations, the families of the firefighters who disappeared from Tannay, civilians present at the ceremony and the Departmental Union 58 were given to them for more than €1,200.

A ceremony in memory of the deceased

After a transition stage, all the runners involved in this challenge, as well as the staff, therefore joined the village of Tannay. They all gathered around 7 p.m. for a ceremony in memory of the missing in the presence of local authorities and representatives of the Departmental Union of Firefighters 58.

The opportunity to pay tribute to Lieutenant Emmanuel Pioux, Warrant Officer Michel Oudard and Corporal Philippe Gropeaux, who died in the fire on July 18, 2005, buried under the rubble, following the collapse of a gable of a burning building in which bales of straw were stored.

Those involved in this sporting challenge thanked the UDSP 58 as well as the barracks of Tannay and the municipality of Clamecy for their welcome.

The recruits left Clamecy by bike last Monday: another three days of effort to reach Nancy and thus honor the memory of the firefighters who died in action.

Christopher Belhomme

The article is in French

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