Northumbrian Industrial Mission (NIM Ltd), a charity for workplace chaplaincies, have asked us to share details of the upcoming Firefighters’ Memorial Day.

On Saturday 4 May at 12.00 noon firefighters at local fire stations will observe a minute of silence to remember all firefighters who have lost their lives in service.

Most of the time they do this alone, as the general public do not seem to be aware of the occasion. This year it would be lovely if they were joined in their minute of remembrance.

If able, would you have time to pop along to your local fire station to stand alongside them at 12.00 noon on Saturday 4 May? Could you mention this to other local people you know; church, family, friends or community.

If they are out on Call (which is always a possibility) would you/others mark the minute of silence for them and pray for them and their families.

If you can make it and are able to take a photo (with permission), could you send it by email to Fiona Usher, Northumbriam Industrial Mission (NIM Ltd) by email:, so that she can send it to their Communications Team to use.

Click here to view the poster for further information. You can also see a montage of images from the Memorial Day in 2023 by clicking here.

Thank you.

About Northumbrian Industrial Mission (NIM Ltd)

Northumbrian Industrial Mission (NIM) has operated as an ecumenical charity working in North East England for over 50 years. Its chaplains come from a range of working backgrounds and include lay and ordained chaplains. The role of the chaplain is to be ‘alongside’ people, of all faiths & beliefs or none, providing an independent and confidential ‘listening ear’ for employees and employers, as they cope with the increasing challenges of their day to day working and family lives.