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Staffordshire Fire & Rescue Service - Preventing, Protecting, Responding

Remembrance Day Parade at Hanley Community Fire Station

11/11/2011

Hanley firefighters have today held a Remembrance Day parade in honour of those who have fallen in the line of duty.

"It really highlighted the community spirit and is a perfect example of how our new community fire stations really do bring the Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service and the local community closer together."

Station Manager, Ian Read

The yearly tradition has this year included members of the community, including school children, who were on station using the community facilities at 11.00am.

Station Manager, Ian Read said: "Every year on Remembrance Day we drive the fire engines out to the front of the building and ask all personnel on station at the time to take part in the parade.

"Now that we have our brand new community fire station here in Hanley, we put a message out on the tannoy inviting any members of the public using the station facilities at the time to join fire and rescue staff in paying their respects.

"We had an incredible turn-out with over 70 people who were on station stepping outside for a two minute silence to pay tribute to those who have fallen. It really highlighted the community spirit and is a perfect example of how our new community fire stations really do bring the Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service and the local community closer together."

10 members of Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service’s Ceremonial Squad, Deputy Chief Fire Officer Chris Enness and Chairman of the Fire Authority Cllr Len Bloomer travelled to Ypres in Belgium earlier this week and will participate in three remembrance parades.