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27th Jun, 2022

Care home celebrates international firefighters day

FIRFIGHTERS were thanked for their efforts by residents at a Leamington care home.

Members of the Cooking Club at Cubbington Mill Care Home spent the day baking 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.

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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