These sculptures by Tom Corbin are a memorial to all firefighters who have fallen in the line of duty throughout Kansas City's history. This memorial was brought about from a tragedy in 1988. Firefighters were responding to a burning pickup at a construction site. Several trailers adjacent to the pickup held powerful explosives. When the fire spread to one of the trailers an explosion instantly killed six firefighters. It was determined that arsonist set the fire due to a labor dispute. Five individuals were convicted of arson and murder in 1996. This case continues to be reviewed and new evidence is discovered.