Paying tribute to Sir David Amess MP
Rick Hylton, Acting Chief Fire Officer, said:
"Today we have paid tribute to Sir David Amess MP, following his tragic death on Friday.
"Joining in a national silence we recognise that Sir David gave almost 40 years of service to the people of Essex and was a strong supporter of fire safety.
"Sir David played a key role in campaigning for sprinkler protection and improving building safety, and through his many years of work chairing the All Party Parliamentary Fire Safety and Rescue Group he contributed to saving lives and protecting properties.
"Many fire colleagues across both Essex and nationally have worked closely with him, and today we have come together to pause, reflect and recognise the work he championed to keep his communities safe.
"Our thoughts remain with David’s friends and family at this tragic time."
Image 1: Roger Hirst, Police Fire and Crime Commissioner for Essex (pictured front) and Rick Hylton, Acting Chief Fire Officer (pictured at back), attend the minute's silence to pay tribute to Sir David Amess MP.
Image 2: Firefighters stand outside Southend Fire Station during the minute's silence to pay tribute to Sir David Amess MP.
Page last updated 18 October, 2021