AF&RS mark centenary anniversary with wrapped fire engine

Avon Fire & Rescue Service (AF&RS) is marking the 100th anniversary since the end of World War One by wrapping a fire engine in poppies.

This Sunday is 100 years since the signing of the Armistice 1918, which signalled the end of World War One at 11am on the 11th day of the 11th month, in 1918.

To show AF&RS’ support of this significant national event of remembrance, one of Temple fire station’s appliances has been liveried with poppies along its lockers.

The appliance will be in attendance at Bristol City Centre, as a sign of respect and in support of those who have lost their lives in conflict.

It will be positioned across Baldwin Street and will remain in attendance throughout the service.

During the service, Chief Fire Officer Mick Crennell will be laying a wreath on behalf of AF&RS and crews will observe the two-minute silence.

Chief Fire Officer Mick Crennell said: “This Remembrance Sunday we pay tribute to not only all of the firefighters who lost their lives during the First and Second World War, but all who have lost their lives in conflicts around the world.

“I am honoured to be able to lay a wreath on behalf of the Service in what will be a very moving and poignant ceremony.

“Crews from across the Service will also be attending ceremonies in their own areas as a show of remembrance.

Taking inspiration from Eynsham fire station, crews from Temple fire station have also created their own remembrance video and large poppies have been attached to the majority of vehicles across the fleet.