Two firefighters from the region will be honored today during the annual Washington State Fallen Firefighters’ Memorial Service.
The service, which is open to the public, will be held at 1 p.m. at the State Capitol Rotunda in Olympia. It will honor two firefighters who died in 2012 from work-related incidents.
Ernie Rideout, 57, joined the Kent Fire Department in 1978 and retired in 2010. He died June 6 from multiple myeloma, a cancer believed to have been contracted from his firefighting duties.
John Moncrief, 59, joined the former Federal Way Fire Department in 1989 and retired from South King …