Topeka — The name of a long-dead Topeka firefighter is being added to a memorial in Wichita.
Silas Brown was killed in 1926 when he fell from an aerial firetruck that was rushing to a blaze. His name was discovered during a search for unrelated information about another fallen firefighter from the 1950s.
A ceremony is planned today to honor Brown and the other firefighters whose names are being added to the Kansas Fallen Firefighters Memorial. Fire Chief Allen Bradshaw and about eight other Topeka firefighters serving in an honor guard plan to take part in the event.