Firefighters risk their lives every day putting out fires.
During Memorial Day weekend, the community honored four Ohio heroes who died in 2016 doing a job they loved.
- Fire Technician/Industrial Firefighter Kenneth Ray Jr., age 32, served part time Union Fire Department, the Creston Police Department and volunteer with Atwater Fire Department-Last Alarm March 20, 2016
- Firefighter John R. Fritz, age 48 of the Austintown Fire Department- Last Alarm June 27, 2016
- Firefighter Adam Long, age 44, of the Defense Supply Center Columbus Fire and Emergency Services-Last Alarm October 31, 2016
- Firefighter Ruben Mast, age 43, of the Wayne Township Volunteer Fire Department- Last Alarm December 19, 2016
For Dave Haber who attended the event, it's one that is personal and close to the heart.
"My uncle was a firefighter so when I do this I think about him," said Haber.
Some riders who attended have been hitting the payment to show their support for years while some are experiencing it for the first time.
"My uncle was a firefighter so when I do this I think about him," said Ressa Christman of Norwalk.
Recently, Northeast Ohio lost one of its own, Captain Michael Palumbo Jr., to a long battle with brain cancer.