Stephen Hunt

Stephen Hunt

Stephen was killed in the line of duty on the 13th July 2013. His Red Plaque was unveiled on the 14th October 2021.

Stephen, 38, was among the 60 firefighters who attended the fire at Paul’s Hair World in Oldham Street, Manchester on the 13th July 2013. The fire had been raging for five hours when Stephen and his partner, Jeremy Jones, took over from another crew and entered the building with their breathing apparatus but were met with virtually no visibility. Stephen was found collapsed and, tragically, pronounced dead that evening.

The inquest into Stephen’s death showed a catalogue of errors and failures. It found that procedural failures, poor decision making and poor communication on the day led to Stephen’s death.

Today, Stephen is fondly remembered by his family, friends, and brothers and sisters in the FBU. His Red Plaque unveiling ceremony was attended by Matt Wrack, FBU General Secretary, and local firefighters.

 

 

 


Photo credits: Mark Rowe

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