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Firefighters' Memorial Day to be marked in Norwich

Firefighters from across Norfolk will mark the first Firefighters’ Memorial Day to the service’s fallen colleagues this Thursday 4 May.

There will be a memorial parade on the forecourt at Carrow fire station in Norwich followed by a minute’s silence at midday to honour the bravery and sacrifices of firefighters who have died on duty whilst serving their local communities.

Fire crews, staff and officers from Earlham and Sprowston will join the Carrow firefighters for the parade and the minute’s silence.Similar events will mark the occasion at other fire stations across Norfolk or can be marked privately at that time.

A list of the 10 Norfolk firefighters and officers who have lost their lives over the Service’s history will be read out at Carrow fire station by Norfolk’s Assistant Chief Fire officer Les Britzman.There will then follow one minute’s silence.

ACFO Britzman said: “This is the first memorial event and is an opportunity to remember those firefighters who have lost their lives and also to show solidarity with other fire services and colleagues across the country. It is also an opportunity to remember the dedication of all our serving firefighters and staff and thank them for their hard work and for protecting the people of Norfolk.” 

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