Remembrance Day Service at Kelvedon Park
Today we held a two minute silence at our Service Headquarters in Kelvedon Park on Remembrance Day at 11am.
Acting Chief Fire Officer Adam Eckley’s message to attendees focused on remembering those who fought in World Wars, as well as the more than 12,000 British Servicemen and women killed or injured since 1945.
The parade was led by Neil Fenwick, Head of Community Safety, before the Last Post was played to fire service employees and visitors paying their respects while Nigel Townend, the Service Standard-Bearer, lowered the Service flag.
Charles Thomas, Corporate Risk and Business Continuity Manager, read The Exhortation and wreaths were laid on behalf of Essex County Fire and Rescue Service (ECFRS) and Essex Fire Authority (EFA).
The wreaths were laid by ACFO Adam Eckley and Councillor Ann Holland, Vice Chair of EFA, with Anthony Hedley, Chair of EFA.
Firefighters across all our stations held their own two-minute silences. To mark Armistice Day, our fire stations’ Facebook and Twitter pages are displaying poppies on their profile pictures.