Securitas helped the London Fire Brigade (LFB) kick off the latter’s celebrations for its 150th Anniversary by sponsoring the organisation’s appearance at London’s New Year’s Day Parade.
New Year’s Day 2016 represents the start of the LFB’s year-long celebration marking the organisation’s anniversary.
The event saw over 50 members of the LFB join more than 8,500 performers in the annual parade through central London.
Serving officers, fire cadets and retired firefighters walked alongside an array of LFB vehicles, past and present, including a brand new 17-seater minibus used by the Brigade’s young fire cadets. This has been donated by Securitas.
Securitas’ Chief Operating Officer Shaun Kennedy told Risk UK: “The event on Friday 1 January was great fun. It has been an honour to support the Brigade and the fire cadets as they kick off the 150th Anniversary celebrations.”
London Fire Commissioner Ron Dobson explained: “Friday 1 January marked a very special day in the history of London’s fire service. Londoners have a great affection and trust in the Brigade, and that’s largely down to the huge professionalism exhibited on a continual basis by firefighters past and present.”
Dobson added: “While rescue is at the heart of the service, we have also had incredible success with our preventative work. Fire episodes are now at their lowest levels since 1966, and we will continue to increase awareness of fire safety through our proactive work to keep London safer than ever before.”
*For more information on the LFB’s forthcoming anniversary celebrations visit: http://www.london-fire.gov.uk/150-events.asp