The Firefighters Memorial
The Firefighters Memorial is located at a symbolic site on the south side of St. Paul’s Cathedral in London. The Cathedral is often symbolically portrayed as a famous and iconic building which stood in defiance of all of the fires burning and general destruction around it, caused by the Blitz on London.
The Memorial, depicting a Fire Officer and two Firemen, cast in bronze engaged in firefighting duties, was originally called ‘Blitz’ and was dedicated to the men and women of the Fire Service who lost their lives as a result of their duties during World War II. Her Majesty, the late Queen Elizabeth, The Queen Mother, unveiled this memorial on 4 May 1991.
In the year 2000 HM Government, responding to a growing feeling that a memorial to all Firefighters was long overdue, invited the Trust to consider combining such a memorial with the existing World War II ‘Blitz’ memorial.
In September 2003, our Patron Her Royal Highness, The Princess Royal rededicated the newly elevated and renamed ‘Firefighters Memorial’.
The Trust organises an Annual Service of Remembrance and Wreath Laying each September.
The address is:
Carter Lane Gardens,
St Paul’s Churchyard,
City of London