Wreaths also laid at London's Holy Sepulchre today for Firefighters Memorial Day
Today (Sunday May 5) saw a wreath laid at Londons Holy Sepulchre in honour of Firefighters Memorial Day by Assistant Chief Fire Officer of Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service, Stew Adamson.
Yesterday, across the service’s Hampshire stations, firefighters observed a minute’s silence at midday to remember those who have lost their lives in the line of duty. Some stations saw crews parading in full fire kit
Staff and firefighters at Hampshire Fire and Rescue’s Eastleigh Headquarter’s observed a similar minute silence on Friday in a event which saw about 100 attendees.
Deputy Chief Fire Officer Steve Apter, a trustee of The Firefighters Memorial Trust, said:
“This is hugely important day. It is a day when we recognise the incredible contribution firefighters make throughout our communities.
“It is a day when we think about those who put themselves in danger to keep others safe – and remember those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for others.”
The day aims to acknowledge the courage and dedication of generations of firefighters including those who serve communities today.