The Kansas Fallen Firefighters Memorial Plaza was an idea that began in the late 1990s. A committee was formed of board members of the Kansas Firefighters Museum as well as active and retired firefighters. It was a very long and arduous process of meetings after meetings on a plaza design to best represent and honor the fallen firefighters of Kansas. Not to mention the fundraising that made it all possible. By 2000 ground was broken and by 2001 the memorial plaza was complete. In the plaza, you will find a brick and black granite wall with the name of every Kansas firefighter that has died in the line of duty. Also on the wall are two pomes, “Gentle Heroes” by and “A Fireman’s Prayer.” At the front of the memorial plaza is a larger than life bronze statue “Final Call.” On the ground, it’s self between the statue and the memorial wall are hundreds of personalized bricks.