The purpose of the #HonorMark initiative is to carry on a local hero’s legacy of service and sacrifice by honoring service and sacrifice through action, in addition to supporting his wife and two children he left behind.
Mark Edward Hummeldorf was tragically taken from us in a car accident November 22, 2017 at the age of 33, while he was off duty. Even though he was off duty, Mark still served our country and communities proudly, putting his life on the line day in and day out selflessly while making many sacrifices.
Mark Hummeldorf served in our armed services with the Marine Corp for 4 years and after being honorably discharged, he continued in public service for 8 years as a firefighter and paramedic in the communities in and around Savannah, including Southside Fire Department, the City of Savannah, Bryan County Emergency Services (volunteer), and finally his last call on earth was completed with Parris Island Fire and Rescue. Mark was awarded a Purple Heart while serving our country, and his family chose to lay him to rest at Arlington National Cemetery.
Mark Hummeldorf’s nature was always to put others first, especially our first responders, military, and their families who also served and sacrificed. This year please join Mark’s family and friends by participating in the 2nd annual #HonorMark 5K run/walk and kids run on November 23, 2019 to honor Mark & his family, as well as, all of our fallen first responders, military, and their families.
Local 574 IAFF Union
Fleet Feet Savannah