A PLAQUE dedicated to the memory of Firefighter Stephen Hunt has
been unveiled on the building where he lost his life fighting a
fire in Manchester City Centre on July 13, 2013.
Wreaths were laid by Firefighter Hunt's family and Greater
Manchester Fire and Rescue Service's County Fire Officer, Steve
McGuirk, before his colleagues heard The Firefighter's Prayer and
fell silent in Firefighter Hunt's memory.
The ceremony was held on Oldham Street and attended by Stephen's
family, his watch, County Fire Officer Steve McGuirk and
representatives from Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Authority
and Manchester City Council.
CFO Steve McGuirk said: "Shortly after Stephen died his
colleagues asked if there was some way we could mark the spot where
"They felt it would be nice to have somewhere where his family,
his friends and the public of Greater Manchester could remember
what happened and that someone gave their life on behalf of the
"We felt it was a fantastic idea and were able to enjoy the
support of Manchester City Council, who helped us install and
unveil this plaque today.
"To bring this to fruition in just a few months shows the
strength of feeling from Manchester City Council and the wider
community of Greater Manchester towards Stephen.
"I would like to thank Manchester City Council and the elected
members of the Greater Manchester Fire Authority for giving us
A memorial service for Firefighter Hunt will be held on Sunday
July 13, 2014 at St Ann's Church, St Ann's Square, Manchester at