Warwickshire Care Home Celebrates International Firefighters’ Day

Residents and staff at Cubbington Mill Care Home in Leamington Spa, honoured their local firefighters by inviting their local fire crew to the home for a fire safety briefing and tour of their fire engine. Residents from the Cooking Club spent the day making delicious home-baked goodies to thank the firefighters stationed at Leamington Fire Station for their selfless service in keeping the community safe.

Coinciding with Saint Florian’s Day, International Firefighters’ Day is celebrated around the world. Saint Florian, who was said to be one of the first commanding firefighters of a Roman battalion, saved many lives and is the patron saint of firefighters. The event was created in 1999 after five firefighters died tragically in a wildfire in Australia to highlight the sacrifices made by fire crews around the world who all unite in the fight against one common enemy – fire.

Laura Russell, General Manager at the home, said: “Our local firefighters put their lives on the line every day to save our lives, loved ones and homes, and even our forests, cities and towns, so we wanted to take the opportunity to let them know just how much we appreciate all that they do for us. We think they are truly wonderful human beings.”

John Farringdon, who lives at Cubbington Mill said: “I can’t imagine how terrifying it must be to go into a burning building to rescue someone, I think our fire crews are absolutely amazing and I can’t thank them enough for their service. They are all heroes in my eyes.”

 

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