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Fallen Columbia firefighter Lt. Bruce Britt honored at Kingdom City memorial

Seven firefighters were remembered at a weekend memorial event in Kingdom City, all who died while on the job.

The State Department of Public Safety held a candlelight vigil Saturday night for fallen firefighters across the state and throughout time who lost their lives.

The Memorial in Kingdom City will now feature Columbia Firefighter Lieutenant Bruce Britt’s name.

Britt died in February of 2014 when a concrete balcony collapsed at University Village Apartments while he was helping students evacuate a structurally unsound building.

Since then, the city of Columbia has put up its own memorials.

A plaque has been put outside of Fire Station 3 and the Administration Building and stickers have been put on department helmets and trucks.

The names of Britt and Alton Fire Chief Eddie Johnson Junior will be added to the memorial in Kingdom city. Both firefighters died last year.

The ceremonies Saturday night and Sunday will also remember a Camdenton firefighter.

George Hill III died in 1973, when a tanker truck he rode on flipped over and killed him.

Saturday night’s candlelight vigil started at 9 p.m.

The Department of Public Safety also held a service at 10:30 Sunday morning.

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