Memorial booklet should be available online Monday

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, December 1, 2009

An online copy of a Fallen Firefighter Memorial Booklet created as a tribute to Victor A. Isler and Justin Edward Monroe will be available for viewing by mid-day Monday on the city of Salisbury’s Web site at
The city of Salisbury and the Salisbury Fire Department collaborated on the booklet. Citizens are encouraged to view the digital version of the full-color, 44-page tribute.
The link to open the memorial booklet will be accessible under the “News” heading located to the right of the city’s home page. The scrolling link, entitled “Salisbury Fire Department Fallen Firefighter Memorial Booklet,” also offers a graphic representation of the memorial booklet cover.
Site visitors should click the link to launch the booklet file for viewing. They may print a personal copy from this location on the Web or save a copy of the booklet to their home computer.
A limited number of copies have been printed and bound and are being distributed to families of the fallen firefighters, Salisbury Fire Department personnel, local supporting fire departments and additional emergency service providers and agencies. Citizens who submitted photographs for the booklets will receive a complimentary copy as well.
Due to an overwhelming number of requests, the booklet is being placed online so that citizens may print a personal copy of the memorial piece if desired. Because of the associated cost, the city is unable to fulfill the multitude of requests for printed copies.
Chief Bob Parnell of the Salisbury Fire Department said, “By placing the Fallen Firefighter Memorial Booklet online, we hope to share our sincere devotion to Victor Isler and Justin Monroe with the entire community. These gentlemen are truly heroes, and they will remain forever in our hearts.”
The city of Salisbury and the Salisbury Fire Department wish to thank the community for its support in the creation of this memorial project, said Public Information Officer Karen Wilkinson, “as together we strive to pay the proper respect, dignity and honor due Salisbury’s fallen firefighters and their families.”
For more information, contact Wilkinson at 704-638-2113 or kwilk@salisburync. gov.