30 years ago today,10 weeks after rescuing children from a fierce house fire in Keighley
Fireman Jeff Naylor who served at Keighley Fire Station died of his injuries.
He was the last fire fighter to die during operations in West Yorkshire. On April 29th this year the last remaining fire engine at Keighley was renamed "Fireman Jeff Naylor"
Less than ten weeks later the named pump was sent to Slaithwaite and the nameplate removed to be added to another pump which will serve Keighley.
We here at FCCL have not hidden our disdain at the insensitivity of this act. But for now we offer our respects to Mr Naylor's family, friends and colleagues and remember him as the man who paid the ultimate price for keeping us the public safe.
Rest In Peace - Jeff Naylor.