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01 May 2018

Cumbria Fire and Rescue Service support Firefighter Memorial Day with a minute’s silence

Firefighters at stations across Cumbria will be holding a minute’s silence on Friday in honour of those who have lost their lives in the course of their fire and rescue duties. The minute’s silence will commence at midday with a brief sounding of sirens, the strike of a bell or blow of a whistle at fire stations throughout the UK.

Firefighter Memorial Day is now in its second year and is organised by the Firefighters Memorial Trust, supported by the Fire Brigades Union.  Whilst honouring firefighters who have lost their lives, it is also an opportunity to acknowledge the courage and dedication shown by generations of firefighters, not least the 550 serving in Cumbria’s communities today.

Steve Healey, Chief Fire Officer at Cumbria Fire and Rescue Service, said:

“It’s really important to remember the many firefighters who have lost their lives in the line of duty and I am pleased that Cumbria Fire and Rescue Service is again supporting Firefighter Memorial Day.

“It’s also an opportunity to recognise and thank the hundreds of full time and on call firefighters in Cumbria and throughout the country who go to work and risk their lives every day for their communities - it makes me incredibly proud to lead such a professional and dedicated team.” 


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Firefighters at stations across Cumbria will be holding a minute’s silence on Friday in honour of those who have lost their lives in the course of their fire and rescue duties.