On the afternoon of July 10th 1991 Green Watch Fire Crews from Poplar and Bow Fire Stations in East London were called to an AFA at the Hayes Storage Warehouse, Gillender Street, Poplar East London. That evening, the incident had progressed to a Thirty Pump Fire with crews from across Central, East and North East London battling through the choking smoke of this storage warehouse trying to tackle a fire deep in its heart.
Before the fire gave up, it was to take two of London's Bravest with it... Ff Terry Hunt, a Veteren Firefighter of 15 Years and Ff David Stokoe a promising Probationer, both attached to F46 Silvertown Fire Station.
Brothers, many years and many faces of the LFB we knew then have passed, you wouldn't recognise the place now. But, those of us who were there at the time...we will never forget you and the sacrifice you made. July 1991 was a long time ago now... but the memories of that summer are still fresh in our hearts.
From those if us still here.
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07-10-2007, 03:17 PM #1
10th July 1991...Steve Dude
London Fire Brigade...."Can Do"
'Irony'... It's a British thing.
07-10-2007, 03:30 PM #2
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- Swineford, Pa
Yes the rigs are green. Can't lose a green fire engine in a parade, right?
07-10-2007, 03:35 PM #3
God Bless Our Fallen BrothersGFD748 First in... Last out.. Everyone goes home.... Do the best job you can and do it safely
07-10-2007, 05:39 PM #4
From a Blue Watch L.F.B member--respect for those two and all who have paid the full price in our chosen profession"If you thought it was hard getting into the job--wait until you have to hang the "fire gear"up and walk away!"
Harry Lauder 1981.Me on the left!
07-10-2007, 07:14 PM #5
Never forgotten.United Kingdom branch, IACOJ.
07-10-2007, 07:14 PM #6
We ALL need to remember our fallen firefighters!
07-10-2007, 07:28 PM #7
Steve... call me when you get a chance.
07-10-2007, 08:49 PM #8
To brothers who have passed making the ultimate sacrifice. We will never forget!"You see things and you ask, 'Why'? I dream of things that never were and I say, 'Why not'?
"I used to work in a fire hydrant factory. You couldn't park anywhere near the place."
"When you are kind to someone in trouble, you hope they'll remember and be kind to someone else. And it'll become like a wildfire."
07-11-2007, 02:57 AM #9
RIP Brothers!Jason Knecht
Altoona Fire Dept.
IACOJ - Director of Cheese and Whine
EAT CHEESE OR DIE!!
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