Stanground fire crew enjoyed a visit from a Peterborough care home to mark International Firefighters’ Day.

Residents and staff at Hampton Grove delivered goodies and thanked firefighters stationed there for their service.

Lisa May, activities leader at Hampton Grove, said: “Our local firefighters put their lives on the line every day to save our lives, loved ones and homes, and even our forests, cities and towns. 

“So we wanted to take the opportunity to let them know just how much we appreciate all that they do for us. We think they are truly wonderful human beings.”

Christine Hyams, who lives at Hampton Grove care home, said: “I can’t imagine how terrifying it must be to go into a burning building to rescue someone.

“I think our fire crews are absolutely amazing and I can’t thank them enough for their service. They are all heroes in my eyes.”

Coinciding with Saint Florian’s Day, International Firefighters’ Day is celebrated around the world.

Saint Florian, who was said to be one of the first commanding firefighters of a Roman battalion, saved many lives and is the patron saint of firefighters.

The event was created in 1999 after five firefighters died tragically in a wildfire in Australia to highlight the sacrifices made by fire crews around the world who all unite in the fight against one common enemy – fire.