Calgary firefighters from took part in an annual memorial march on Tuesday to honour dozens of their colleagues who were killed on the job across the country

An honour guard, a pipe and drums band, and antique fire trucks started the march from Mewata Armoury in a March of Firefighters at 11:00 a.m.

The parade made its way down Stephen Avenue to City Hall for the Calgary Firefighters’ Memorial, which got underway at noon.

As part of the ceremony, a bell was rung once for every firefighter who died in the line of duty or from work-related illnesses in the department’s history.

In 2014, the bell rang 36 times.

Nationwide, about 1,200 firefighters have been killed on or because of their job.

They will be honoured this coming Sunday at the Canadian Firefighters’ Annual Memorial Ceremony in Ottawa.