Created: 10/02/2013 6:28 AM WHEC.com
The federal shutdown is impacting a memorial service for fallen firefighters including two local first responders shot and killed at the scene of a fire on Christmas Eve.
The National Fallen Firefighter's Memorial Weekend is scheduled for October 5 and 6 in Emmitsburg, Maryland but representatives from that organization say they can't use the site because it is on federal land and is closed because of the shutdown. Organizers say they'll hold the ceremony anyway at a nearby facility
Eighty-one fallen firefighters will be honored Saturday including Tomasz Kaczowka and Mike Chiapperini were shot and killed at a house fire on Lake Road in Webster.