The Harrisburg Fire Bureau today released the plan and timeline for the funeral on Friday for Lt. Dennis DeVoe, a Harrisburg firefighter killed in a traffic accident on Saturday as he responded to a fire call.
9 a.m.: A procession of Harrisburg Bureau of Fire apparatus will leave the Geigle Funeral Home at 2100 Linglestown Rd. The procession will proceed east on Linglestown Road to Progress Avenue, where it will proceed south on Progress Avenue to Walnut Street. The procession will then proceed west on Walnut Street into Harrisburg.
10 a.m.: The procession will pick up a contingent of fire apparatus that is to be staged in Reservoir Park and continue west on State Street.
10:15 a.m.: The procession will pick up the family’s antique tractor, which will be driven by Lt. DeVoe’s son and daughter. Harrisburg Bureau of Fire and Bureau of Police personnel in dress uniforms will also assemble and join the procession in a parade march. The procession will continue across the State Street Bridge and merge onto Walnut Street, passing in front of the Forum auditorium to 3rd Street. The procession will turn north on 3rd Street.
10:45 a.m.: The procession will pass by the front of the Pennsylvania State Capitol. The steps of the Capitol are the staging area for all out-of-town members in uniform. The procession will continue north on 3rd Street to Forster Street, where it will travel to the east to 7th Street to its final stop in front of the Forum auditorium.
11 a.m.: The procession of the Harrisburg Bureau of Fire apparatus will arrive back at the Forum auditorium.
12 to 1 p.m. A firefighter service will take place inside the Forum auditorium.
For the general public, recommended viewing areas for the funeral procession include the State Street Bridge and at 3rd and State streets in front of the Capitol building.
Author: Lawrance Binda