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On 2 May 2024, the Fire Brigades Union (FBU) and Humberside Fire and Rescue Service unveiled a Red Plaque at Clough Road Fire Station in Hull. It honoured Ian Cameron, a Sub Officer who died in a crash 44 years earlier on Beverley Road while responding to an incident in 1980.

Guests and firefighters attend red plaque ceremony

The Fire Brigades Union’s Red Plaque Scheme commemorates firefighters who have lost their lives in the line of duty.

Joined by Ian’s family, former colleagues and fire service staff, Niall McKiniry, Deputy Chief Fire Officer, said; “The loss of Ian was a tragedy. Although the incident happened 44 years ago, we at Humberside Fire and Rescue Service believe it’s vitally important to honour our fallen colleagues and make sure nobody is forgotten.

“Having the Red Plaque on the front of Clough Road Fire Station is a wonderful way to remember and pay tribute to Ian. He is fondly remembered for always having a smile on his face, as a supportive leader and respected by his peers and his watch. The Service fully supports the FBU Red Plaque initiative and we’re thankful to all who helped make this day possible, especially retired colleague Dale McClean who submitted the nomination. It's an opportunity to remember and celebrate Ian’s life and commitment to our community with his family, former, and current colleagues.”

During the service those attending were also able to place wreaths in remembrance of Ian. The plaque supplements the memorial tree planted by Ian’s colleagues and our memorial plaque at our Service HQ.

The Red Plaque scheme is fully funded by the weekly Firefighters 100 Lottery, and so far, has allowed for several plaques each year since it began.

Over time as the lottery continues to grow, the scheme will be able to create more Red Plaques that can be placed at the heart of our communities which have been affected by firefighter fatalities.

Find out more about the Red Plaques on the FBU website.