Anchored by a statue of a prototypical firefighter, the park was first dedicated in 1968 and redicated oct 6th 2010. The park at Sixth Street and Central Avenue honors the 82 Cincinnati firemen who died while performing their duties.
Some of the fire departments represented and their shields.
The original commitee circa 1964 wanted a memorial on Fountain Square, but the city leaders at the time who the fire deptartment labled "firefighter haters" didn't think it an apropriate spot. I don't know what the Square looked like in '68 but the version I saw moving here in '04 wouldn't have been good for it anyhow. I think they did much better having their own space.