There is no stopping for emergency services, even though the country is dealing with a pandemic.

Thousands of people took a moment to show support for the frontline workers and Carlisle West Fire Station crew celebrated in style.

The crew set the fire engines sirens off and switched the blue lights on while others stood in doorways and in their gardens to cheer.

The few moments of celebration gave everyone a chance to reflect.

Describing the moment as moving a spokesman from Carlisle West Station said: “It was moving, we had the sirens and the lights on and when we stopped them you could hear everyone clapping and cheering.

“It’s really nice to see people show how much they appreciate the NHS and all the other emergency services.

“We’re just one big team and the staff in the hospital are doing an amazing job.”

For firefighters, it was business as usual however they had a little surprise after attending a house fire.

Yesterday morning highlighted how important these services are when crews from both Carlisle East Station and Carlisle West Station, rushed to a house fire on Springfield Road, Harraby.

At about 11.30am firefighters were called to a kitchen fire where a toaster had set alight.

The two crews managed to extinguish the blaze using two breathing apparatus, a hose reel jet and a thermal imaging camera to check for heat spots.

After tackling the fire the firefighters were getting ready to leave when the neighbours appeared giving the crew a round of applause.

A crew spokesman said: “It was a nice touch and it is so nice to see the support we’re getting from people, I’ve heard of other services getting applauded as they drive past its nice to see.”

As added advice, the spokesman added: “Please stay at home and keep yourself safe if you don’t need to go out don’t.

“If you you have an emergency call the relevant service we’re all still here working to keep you safe.”