Keighley firefighters appeal for help in tribute to colleague who died (From Bradford Telegraph and Argus)
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Keighley firefighters appeal for help in tribute to colleague who died
4:00pm Saturday 2nd March 2013 in News
Firefighters in Keighley marking the 30th anniversary of the death of a firefighter are appealing for help with their fundraising appeal.
Jeff Naylor suffered extensive burns when he and colleagues battled to rescue five children from a house fire on Broomhill Walk, Keighley, on April 27, 1983.
The 31-year-old father-of-two died in hospital ten weeks later. Two of the five youngsters died.
Crew members at the Keighley station have lined up initiatives to raise cash in his memory, including car washes and special wristbands.
Proceeds will be split between The Fire Fighters Charity and the burns unit at Pinderfields Hospital, Wakefield, where Mr Naylor was treated.
Also, on April 27, a remembrance service will be held at the Bradford Road station, and the fire appliance named after him.
Watch Commander Steve Moorhouse is appealing for help with a raffle. “If businesses and people could help with raffle prizes, that would be much appreciated,” he said. “If anyone can help, they can contact the station on (01535) 607401.”