Each year the Jacksonville Fire-Rescue department holds a memorial ceremony to honor fallen firefighters. The last time a firefighter died on the job was in 2008... The first back in 18-85 ...when the fire department first started in Jacksonville. But Firefighters say no matter how much time passes ... the fallen... won't be forgotten. Channel 4's Ashley Mitchem went to Fire Station One Downtown for the Annual J-F-R-D Memorial Ceremony. 3 3 00-055-1013-1834-381:04- 1:0913:19 They're the ones who respond to your 911 calls, car accidents, house fires and more. Over one hundred members of Jacksonville Fire Rescue members gathered today to remember the ones who sacrificed their lives for others.) 11:49 We go to the sickest of sick patients, we're going to the Teburculous, we're going to hepatitis every call we go on there's a risk.One man at the ceremony knows the dangers first-hand...Former Captain Harry Beckham.After serving in the US Navy he joined Jacksonville Fire Rescue in1948.) 07:47 Some people might not understand there's kind of a brotherhood between firefighters everywhere not just hereHe loved his job so much he retired at age 70...and being with the department for so long he knew many of the people on the memorial wall...08:23 One of them in particular lost his life saving another man's life at the shipyard he fell back in the ship trying to help somebody out of the ship that was burning on the dry dockHe comes to the memorial every year to not just remember the dead but to also recall the good times.09:56 My best memory was the first day I started work. I enjoyed every day at the fire department. I didn't ever mind coming to work.Another person at the special person at the ceremony was here not because she was a part of the department but because she is remembering her son... 3 ) 13:46 He worked one of the busiest rescue units in the city when he was alive and he did a lot of good in the short time her was here on earth. Marilyn Rodgers' son only lived until 39-years-old.14:34 He's always missed it's been 13 years but sometimes this day brings it all back...yea. 15:06 The bell was rung for all 22 firefighters who died on the job)There was also a 21 gun salute, wreaths placed at the memorial site, and music to pay tribute to our local firefighters who gave their lives.Chief Marty Senterfitt says they also remember who they call the silent deaths... the firefighters would died from lung cancer and other ailments from their job...like his father.) 11:15 He was dead by the age of 59, and out of the six years he was retired four and a half he was undergoing cancer treatments and surgeries so often I have to admit it hurts my heart when people talk about lucrative fire pensions most firefighters never survive long enough to truly enjoy it. These public servants not only put their lives on the line but sacrifice holidays, a normal schedule with their family, football games and other things the average person takes for granted.They say to them...it's worth it. From Downtown, AM C4 TLS.