New stamps are Royal Mail tribute to firefighters
POSTAGE stamps being issued tomorrow pay tribute to Britain’s tough firefighters, whose courage and bravery saves thousands of lives every year. The Royal Mail set of six show scenes of the London Fire Brigade, Britain’s largest fire and rescue service
POSTAGE stamps being issued tomorrow (Tuesday) pay tribute to Britain's tough firefighters, whose courage and bravery saves thousands of lives every year.
The Royal Mail set of six show the dramatic, testing conditions with scenes of the London Fire Brigade, Britain's largest fire and rescue service operating from 112 fire stations.
London's firefighters were called to 130,000 incidents last year alone, with one of the busiest divisions covering Tower Hamlets in London's overcrowded East End.
The stamps were created by Rose Designs in South East London on commission from Royal Mail.
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Each of the six stamp values depicts one of the dangers firefighters face each day protecting the public:
First Class: Two crew members tackling a blaze, the work firefighters are best known for.
- 1 The Queen lends her name to Royal London’s emergency Covid wards
- 2 No injuries but 20 rescued as firefighters tackle Limehouse blaze
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- 4 Police hunt after stabbing in Cable Street: One man hurt
- 5 Police raid cannabis factory near Liverpool Street station: 2 arrests
- 6 Death of woman, 75, in Mile End fire could have been avoided
- 7 Streets around proposed Chinese embassy building could be renamed after persecuted Muslims
- 8 Airbnb house party violence leaves police officer with broken finger
- 9 Teenager found dead in Victoria Park
54p: Firefighter in a specialist gas-tight suit and breathing apparatus tackling a chemical spillage.
56p: Traffic accident with specialist equipment to cut free people trapped in a car wreckage.
62p: Severe floods resulted in a massive rescues up and down the country in 2007.
81p: Search and rescue techniques using tracker dogs in the rubble of a collapsed building looking for survivors.
90p: Fire safety demonstrations at public events and school visits.
The set is on sale at post offices from September 1 to highlight the London Fire Service campaign encouraging people to become fire safety 'champions' making sure their families and neighbours are safe. The campaign was started in June by actor Cliff Parisi, who plays Minty in BBC's EastEnders. A presentation pack is available at �4.35.