Enniskillen firefighter Nial Hamilton who died while on operational duty in 2014 has been remembered at a ceremony to commemorate Firefighters Memorial Day by Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service (NIFRS). 
The ceremony was in memory of fallen colleagues.
The annual Firefighters Memorial Day is marked across the UK and was established last year under the authority invested in the Firefighters Memorial Trust by Royal Charter.
The ceremony provided an opportunity to remember and pay tribute to Firefighters who have died in the course of their duties.
In addition to the annual reading of the Roll of Honour and observing a minute’s silence, Memorial Stones were dedicated and wreaths were laid in memory of Firefighter Nial Hamilton, Leading Firefighter Joe McCloskey, and Firefighter Paul O’Brien.
Chief Fire and Rescue Officer, Gary Thompson presented Firefighter Memorial Medals to family members of Nial Hamilton whose sons Alex and Rory were present to receive their medals.
Eric Hamilton, Nial’s father commented: “It was a very moving ceremony organised by the Fire and Rescue Service in a very professional way. Meeting all Nial’s friends and officials that he worked with gave the family a lot of comfort. Nial’s boys Alex and Rory were very proud to receive their Daddy’s Firefighter’s Memorial medal on his behalf.”
Speaking at the ceremony Chief Fire and Rescue Officer, Gary Thompson said: “It was important to us to mark Firefighters Memorial Day with a formal ceremony in recognition of our fallen colleagues. It was a moving ceremony as we remembered those no longer with us.”
The Memorial Stones are placed around the memorial statue called ‘The Rescue’ at NIFRS Headquarters in Lisburn.