Baltimore – Memorial to Firefighters

This statue in honour of past, present and future firefighters is located outside the Fire Department Headquarters, near to Baltimore City Hall. Made of bronze it was placed here in 1990 and it was sculpted by Tylden Streett, an artist who was born in the city. Coincidentally, I was just Googling the sculptor and discovered that he died yesterday, at his home in Richmond, California.

The statue was funded by the Baltimore City Fire Fighter’s Monument Committee, who raised $107,000 to construct the memorial. They got two different firemen to pose for the statue and it’s designed to look as though the fireman is gazing off into the distance, contemplating his role and the work that he does.