A Triple Community firefighter who died in the line of duty last year will be honored at a national memorial service on Sunday.

Firefighter Jason Keith Hensley, 40, will be one of 103 firefighters honored at the 37th National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Service at the National Fire Academy in Emmitsburg, Maryland.

"Firefighter Jason Keith Hensley, age 40, of the Triple Community Fire Department died on October 9, 2017 after he was struck and killed just after midnight, by a passing driver, as he was clearing debris from the roadway after Hurricane Nate," said a release from the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation.

The names of the four firefighters being honored will be added to the NFF Memorial on the Academy grounds.

"The tribute is sponsored by the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation and the Department of Homeland Security's U.S. Fire Administration.

There are expected to be more than 5,000 people in attendance of the ceremony including families, friends, members of Congress, Administration officials and firefighters, the release said.

To see a list of all fallen firefighters being honored, visit www.firehero.org .

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