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Firefighters sing charity Christmas carols to spread safety message

PUBLISHED: 16:16 20 December 2019 | UPDATED: 16:29 20 December 2019

Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service servicemen at their annual Christmas carols on London Road North. Photo: Matthew Nixon

Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service servicemen at their annual Christmas carols on London Road North. Photo: Matthew Nixon

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Suffolk’s finest have been spreading Christmas cheer on the streets of Lowestoft, as the fire service successfully held their annual carol service.

Group commander Paul Field posing in front of the rest of the firefighters at their carols. Photo: Matthew NixonGroup commander Paul Field posing in front of the rest of the firefighters at their carols. Photo: Matthew Nixon

Spending the morning inside Asda singing to shoppers to try and raise money for charity, the firefighters then moved onto London Road North to sing more songs.

Group commander Paul Field said: "Basically we're singing in the town today for the firefighter's charity and also two local charities.

"We've been singing like this on this day, every year for in excess of 25 years. So, all the firefighters come in, on or off duty, and we're obviously also on duty for some calls as well, and we sing for two and a half hours followed by going back to the station for Christmas lunch.

"We just want to spread a bit of Christmas cheer, and we want everyone to have a very merry Christmas, but also a very safe Christmas as well."

Two mascots for the Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service at their annual Christmas carols. Photo: Matthew NixonTwo mascots for the Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service at their annual Christmas carols. Photo: Matthew Nixon

The firefighters sang classic carols such as 'Deck The Halls', 'We Wish You A Merry Christmas', and 'Santa Claus Is Coming To Town'.

They have done this every year on December 20 for more than 25 years.

"Christmas is a time where everyone has got their Christmas lights on and candles, so please take care, please make sure your smoke detectors are working, and have a lovely Christmas," commander Field said.

"We've had a brilliant response today, every year is the same. We love to get out in our local community and we love to see the public, and it's a great way to do it - they join in and sing with us so it's a fantastic day.

"We'll be on duty Christmas day do everyone is safe, but we would prefer to stay at the station. So please have a very safe and very merry Christmas."

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