A tribute paid to the firefighter who died in the Lachine Rapids


Firefighter Pierre Lacroix, who died in October 2021 during a rescue at the Lachine Rapids in LaSalle, was honored in Ottawa on National Firefighters Memorial Day this Sunday, September 11.

Aged 58, Pierre Lacroix of fire station 64 of the Montreal Fire Department (SIM) in Lachine died during a rescue operation for two boaters. The latter survived thanks to the three other firefighters present, while their lifeboat had capsized during the operation. Pierre Lacroix, he had remained prisoner of the boat turned over on the waters of the river.

The other three firefighters were quickly rescued, while Pierre Lacroix’s body was found 12 hours after the disappearance.

The 19e edition of the annual ceremony of the Canadian Fallen Firefighters Foundation (CFFF) also made it possible to inscribe the names of twenty-four Montreal firefighters who died in service last year on the National Monument of Fallen Firefighters.

In all, the names of 82 firefighters from across Canada have been inscribed, for a total of 1811 names on the monument.

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