During Second World War , 1,027 Men and Women of the Fire Service were killed in action. A Bronze sculpture was commission of a Sub officer and two branch men, working as a team fighting a fire. The sculpture was taken from a photograph taken in 1941 of sub officer Cyril Demarne and team fighting a fire in Cannon Street London during the Blitz. It was decided in 1988 to make the Memorial a National Monument that would commemorate not just the firefighters who died in World War 11, but the lives of all Firefighters throughout the United Kingdom who were killed in the line of duty. In 2003 – 1,192 names were added to the list.