Firefighters at Carlton Fire Station were delighted by the surprise installation of two Remembrance silhouettes.
One silhouette features a Royal Air Force solider stood beside a propeller, which stands close to the fire station reception. This has been funded by Nottinghamshire County Council to replace the one vandalised and damaged prior to the pandemic.
The second silhouette of two firefighters tackling a blaze was funded by Nottinghamshire County Council and Gedling Borough Council, erected as a surprise for all the staff at Carlton Fire Station. It was a gesture of thanks for all the hard work and community support, especially throughout the last 18 months.
The two silhouettes were blessed on 1 November as part of a ceremony conducted by Pastor Ogle and attended by local councillors and the Mayor of Gedling.
The welder of the two silhouettes, who is based at a local company, has a particular connection to Carlton Fire Station, after his American Red-Tailed Buzzard was rescued from a tree by firefighters at the station in January 2021.
Station Manager at Carlton Fire Station, Paul Harley, said: ‘We are delighted by these two silhouettes and want to thank the kind generosity of our partners and the community who have gifted these to us.
‘Both as a station and as Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service we are proud of the contribution we made during the pandemic to keep our communities safe and it is very touching to be recognised in this way, especially ahead of Remembrance Day.’
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