Q. How can I support the Red Plaque Scheme?
The Red Plaque Scheme is fully funded by the Firefighters 100 Lottery, a weekly charitable lottery administered by the Fire Brigades Union. For £1 per week, you can support the Red Plaque Scheme and other initiatives that support firefighters and communities affected by fire, and you will also have a chance to win cash prizes. You can find out more and sign up at the Firefighters 100 Lottery website. To grow the funds available for memorials across the UK, we would be grateful if you can also share this information with family and friends.
Q. What should I do if I see a memory or post that should be removed?
In the unfortunate event that you see a memory which is inappropriate for this site, please click ‘Report’ on the top right of the post. Our team will review this content as soon as we can and remove it if it is disrespectful or inaccurate.
Q. Why do I need to create an account to share a memory?
In a place of remembrance, it is important for other family members, friends and colleagues to know who is sharing stories of firefighters they also knew. Creating an account links your name to any content you post, and it allows you to manage the memories you share. Asking contributors to create an account also helps us to ensure that this site cannot be misused. In the unlikely event that any irrelevant or disrespectful messages are disrupting the memories of firefighters, we need to be able to trace this content to a user.
Q. How will my account information be stored?
Once you create an account, the Red Plaque Scheme will securely store your basic information. This will never be shared with parties beyond the Fire Brigades Union..
Q. How long will it take to hear back if I nominate a firefighter for a Red Plaque?
The Red Plaque Scheme is run voluntarily by members of the FBU alongside their work. We try as hard as possible to respond to all nominations within thirty days, but we may respond slightly later if it is a particularly busy period..