Fallen York City firefighters to be honored at international memorial

Logan Hullinger
York Dispatch
York City firefighters Zachary Anthony, left, and Ivan Flanscha. EOW March 21, 2018.
Photos courtesy of Brian Bastinelli

The two York City firefighters killed March 2018 in a building collapse will be honored alongside 249 others killed in the line of duty nationwide at Saturday's International Association of Fire Fighters Memorial Service.

York City Mayor Michael Helfrich and roughly 25 active and retired city firefighters and their families on Saturday will attend the memorial service in Colorado Springs, Colorado. 

Thousands of other firefighters and family members are expected to attend the event, where the names of those fallen will be engraved into the granite Wall of Honor Memorial, which bears more than 8,000 names dating back to 1918.

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Flanscha, 50, and Anthony, 29, died after a wall collapsed March 22, 2018, while they were at the former Weaver Piano & Organ Co. building at 127 N. Broad St. 

Flanscha had been with the department since 1999, and Anthony had been there since 2010. They were among a group of four firefighters in the building dealing with hot spots from a fire the day before. The two other firefighters were seriously injured.

Flanscha and Anthony were the 12th and 13th members of York City Fire Department to fall in the line of duty.

— Logan Hullinger can be reached at lhullinger@yorkdispatch.com or via Twitter at @LoganHullYD.