OOS Sculpture

Chief Candice M. Cook Firefighters Memorial

1997 / David Camele / Loveland

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The Loveland-Symmes Firefighters' Memorial, originally erected in 1997, was designed by local Loveland artist David Camele. The memorial incorporates a number of commemorative elements, including a bronze sculpture of a female firefighter carrying a small child and several memorial benches in honor of specific men and women. At the center of the memorial is a concrete vault containing a time capsule. On top of the vault is a bell that was once on the riverboat Reuben Springer; this bell served as the Loveland firefighters' alarm bell until 1934. There are four pillars with additional memorial plaques honoring fallen responders, including those who lost their lives in a 2007 fire in Charleston, SC. Behind the central vault is a 9/11 memorial, featuring a section of an I-beam from the North Tower of the World Trade Center. The memorial was rededicated and renamed for local fire chief Candice M. Cook after her passing in 2018.

Location: corner of Railroad & Harrison Avenues, 201 Railroad Ave

County

: Clermont

Citation

: David Camele, “Chief Candice M. Cook Firefighters Memorial,” Ohio Outdoor Sculpture , accessed October 27, 2021, http://oos.sculpturecenter.org/index.php/items/show/2153.

Title

Chief Candice M. Cook Firefighters Memorial
Loveland-Symmes Firefighters Memorial

Description

The Loveland-Symmes Firefighters' Memorial, originally erected in 1997, was designed by local Loveland artist David Camele. The memorial incorporates a number of commemorative elements, including a bronze sculpture of a female firefighter carrying a small child and several memorial benches in honor of specific men and women. At the center of the memorial is a concrete vault containing a time capsule. On top of the vault is a bell that was once on the riverboat Reuben Springer; this bell served as the Loveland firefighters' alarm bell until 1934. There are four pillars with additional memorial plaques honoring fallen responders, including those who lost their lives in a 2007 fire in Charleston, SC. Behind the central vault is a 9/11 memorial, featuring a section of an I-beam from the North Tower of the World Trade Center. The memorial was rededicated and renamed for local fire chief Candice M. Cook after her passing in 2018.

Creator

Date

1997

Publisher

Ohio Outdoor Sculpture

Identifier

2153

Location City

Location County

Location Street

201 Railroad Ave

Location Type