During Fire Prevention Week, October 9 – 15, we also pause to honor our first responders and firefighters, including those who have sacrificed their own lives to save the lives of people they had never met. Let us salute them and pay tribute to all firefighters whose bravery, sense of duty, and love of country make our Nation a stronger, safer place.
In honor of the National Firefighters Memorial Service, President Obama has ordered the flag of the United States shall be flown at half-staff effective Sunday, October 9, 2016, from sunrise to sunset.
The Texas flag and other flags should be flown at half-staff for the same period of time since no flag is permitted to fly higher than the United States flag. All agencies, political subdivisions, and public and private entities are encouraged to follow this order and fly all flags at half-staff during this period.