They lost their lives in the name of duty - killed instantly when a factory packed with fireworks exploded as they battled a fire inside.
Today the families of two firefighters killed at the Marlie Farm fireworks factory in Sussex six years ago began legal action in the High Court against the East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service. They claim it was negligent and exposed the men to unnecessary risk.
The court was told the deaths of Geoff Wicker and Brian Wembridge was a "catastrophe that could easily have been avoided". From the High Court, Malcolm Shaw sent this.
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A damp and cold night ahead. Valentine's Day will start cloudy but become brighter in the afternoon. Risk of showers along the Kent coast.
Cold and damp tonight with outbreaks of rain. A cold and dull start to Valentine's Day but becoming drier and brighter by the afternoon.
Rain turning more patchy this afternoon but more persistent along the coast. Feeling cold in the brisk north-easterly wind.