The day honours the sacrifice of firefighters who have lost their lives in the line of duty, acknowledging the courage and dedication of generations of firefighters, including those who serve our communities today.

The Fire Brigades Union works in partnership with the Firefighters Memorial Trust to ensure that no matter how much time has passed, firefighters who died protecting their communities are remembered.

On duty crews parade in fire kit on station forecourts and stand in a minute's silence at midday as we remember colleagues lost in the line of duty.

We encourage members to contact as many retired and out of trade members as possible and for members who are off duty to join for the occasion. For more information, contact your local FBU representative.

As Firefighters Memorial Day is an important day for firefighters as well as the communities they serve, we are asking local MPs and/or councillors to join in the commemoration.

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Circular 2019HOC0204MW: Firefighters Memorial Day - Saturday 4th May 2019