Other traditions in the fire service happen on a larger scale. Some of these include sending department representatives to the funeral of a firefighter lost in the line of duty in a neighboring community, in the next state, or clear across the country. It does not matter whether we personally knew the person or not, it's just tradition that we show our respects towards our fellow brother or sister in the fire service. These heroes paid the ultimate sacrifice of dying in the line of duty. We remember these individuals; we memorize their lives and thank them for their service.