ARFON MP Hywel Williams joined firefighters at Caernarfon to mark the 'bravery and sacrifice' of their rescue service colleagues who have lost their lives in the call of duty.

Mr Williams was at Caernarfon Fire Station to commemorate Firefighters' Memorial Day, where there was a one minute silence at 12pm, on Friday.

The Firefighters' Memorial Day was started in 2017. It is marked each year, on May 4, to remember the 2,524 members of the fire and rescue service who died whilst protecting the public.

The Plaid Cymru MP has also signed an EDM (Early Day Motion) in Westminster in support of the firefighters. In March, the Fire Brigades Union urged members to write to their MPs to support the motion to mark Firefighters' Memorial Day.

Mr Williams said: "Since the formation of the fire brigade 2,524 serving firefighters have lost their lives in the line of duty. It is this bravery, courage and selflessness that makes our fire service such an asset and provides perfect justification as to why MP’s should support Firefighter’s Memorial Day.

"I would like to thank all the firefighters across Arfon, to those based in Caernarfon, Bangor and Llanberis for their courage and sense of care to others.

"Each one should be proud of their work and the help they give others in often the most demanding, dangerous circumstances."

Stuart Millington, senior operations manager of the North Wales Fire and Rescue Service, said: “International Firefighters’ Day is observed each year on May 4.

"On this date, we remember the past firefighters who have died while serving our community or dedicated their lives to protecting the safety of us all.

"At the same time, we can show our support and appreciation to the firefighters across the world who continue to protect us so well throughout the year.”