Members from Cumbria Fire and Rescue Service have been sharing their stories about what Remembrance Sunday means to them.

Officers and family members will be going through their personal connections to the occasion to showcase how the fire services and military have worked together.

In doing so, the service said that they would also be honouring the sacrifices made in the past for the country's freedom.

Peter McCall, Cumbria Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner, said: “Remembrance Sunday is poignant for those who have served the nation, and their families.  

"It is an annual reflection, a time to remember friends and colleagues who suffered injury and even the ultimate sacrifice in the service of our country."

Stories will be shared throughout the Remembrance period on the organisation's website and social media pages to mark the commemorations.

"The least we can do to honour those brave men and women is to remember and acknowledge their selfless sacrifice," Commissioner McCall added.

Rick Ogden, the Chief Fire Officer for Cumbria Fire and Rescue, described how this time of year is an important one in making people look back on the past.

"Remembrance is about taking time to reflect and think about the sacrifice men and women have made through serving in the Armed Forces; a number of which served in the fire and rescue service.

"Remembrance is especially important for me, with three generations of my family having served - my brother remains serving to this day and is the recipient of the Distinguished Service Order (DSO), awarded for his leadership in frontline operations."

Further stories from the service will be posted across the week, which can be found here.