Red Plaque in memory of Ronald Dixon unveiled
An unveiling ceremony in memory of Firefighter Ronald Dixon of Middlesbrough Fire Station has taken place today. FF Dixon tragically lost his life in the line of duty on the 24th of February 1969, from injuries sustained whilst involved in Firefighting operations at a fire at Middlesbrough Laundry, Windermere Road, Middlesbrough.
The event remembered Ronald’s ultimate sacrifice whilst carrying out his duty as a Firefighter in protecting the public.
The event is part of the National Red Plaque scheme funded by the FBU Firefighters 100 Lottery and kindly assisted by Cleveland Fire Brigade and the Firefighters Memorial trust.
The Red plaque scheme places Red Plaques around the country where Firefighters have sadly lost their lives in the line of duty in order to commemorate that ultimate sacrifice to the wider public as a permanent mark of respect.
In attendance at the event were Local and National Officials of the Fire Brigades Union, serving and retired Firefighters of Cleveland Fire Brigade, The Chief Fire Officer of Cleveland Fire Brigade, local dignitaries and most importantly FF Ronald Dixons’ surviving family members.
We thank all our supporters who help us fund this important scheme by playing our lottery.
Funds raised this year
5070 tickets of our 6000 ticket goal