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National Fire Service

Volume 395: debated on Thursday 2 December 1943

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asked the Home Secretary whether it is his intention to introduce a N.F.S. flag to be flown at some or all of the N.F.S. stations and to institute a daily ceremony of saluting the flag at these stations?

A National Fire Service flag has been approved and presented to the Service. The flag is flown daily at appropriate National Fire Service establishments: no instructions have yet been issued on the question of saluting the flag, but I am aware that in some National Fire Service establishments a simple ceremony is observed daily when the flag is hoisted.

asked the Home Secretary whether he is aware that trailer-pump teams from Streatham and other places attend on Sunday mornings for training at fire stations and on each occasion some or all of them have been soaked to the skin; and will he take immediate steps to have waterproof clothing available for the use of these middle-aged volunteers?

If my hon. Friend will give me particulars of the case I will have inquiries made and communicate with him.