Firefighters from Northamptonshire are to be recognised for their work and bravery in a ceremony next week.
The Mayor of Northampton, Councillor Les Marriott, will present the Freedom of the Borough to Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue Service (NFRS) in a ceremony at the Guildhall on Saturday, October 5.
After the reception, at around 11.30am, firefighters will parade through the town centre to showcase the tools, equipment and vehicles they use.
They will also give out fire safety advice and demonstrations of what they do throughout the day on the Market Square.
Chief fire officer Martyn Emberson said: “This is a real honour for everyone at NFRS both those working here now and those who have been part of the service in the past.
“I am extremely proud of everything the service has achieved and the work that is carried out 24 hours a day, seven days a week to protect the people of Northamptonshire and make the county safer.
“I hope to see lots of people come along to cheer on the parade.”
Councillor David Mackintosh, the leader of Northampton Borough Council added: “The professionalism and dedication of the fire service, past and present, has helped save countless lives. We all owe these brave men and women our thanks and respect.
“We all know what the Fire and Rescue Service do in emergencies, but this is only one part of their role. The Service is also out in the community and visiting schools to talk about fire safety and how we can all do our part to stay safe.
“We now have the opportunity to thank the men and women of the Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue Service. So come into the town centre and join us in recognising the important role of these brave men and women in our community.”
The parade will set off from the Market Square at approximately 11.30am and process along The Drapery, Mercers Row, Abington Street, St Giles Terrace, St Giles Street past the Guildhall and return to the Market Square at approximately 12.15pm.