The Falck Memorial Service

Autumn had well and truly arrived in Copenhagen as we made our way to a big day in the Falck calendar.

Once a year, on the first Friday of October, Falck staff mark the anniversary of the fire at Christianborg Palace and the founding of Falck with a memorial service to remember rescuers who have lost their lives in the line of service.

This is an important day for the company as it gives everyone a chance to remember where the company came from and the sacrifice that has been given along the way. This year’s service, which falls in the same year as Falck’s 110th anniversary, was made doubly important by the attendance of Princess Marie of Denmark.

The day began with a service at Sophus Falck’s grave before moving to Holmen’s Church in the centre of Copenhagen for a memorial service. You really get a sense of the company’s history when you see the large numbers of first responders and other staff in their Falck uniforms in the historic setting.

After the service we assembled outside for a minute’s silence and the chance remember those who have been lost whilst serving Falck.

The morning finished with the chance to network Falck managers and frontliners before heading back to the office to get on with the day’s work.

It was a great opportunity to feel part of the history at Falck and to take part in this important tradition.

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