Dedicated Whittlesey firefighter given fond farewell

A farewell for Jeff Carter
A farewell for Jeff Carter
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Whittlesey’s on-call fire crew has bid farewell to a dedicated firefighter who served Cambridgeshire for 22 years.

Firefighter Jeff Carter (44) said goodbye to colleagues at Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service on Tuesday (September 1) evening following a presentation at the fire station by the crew.

The Whittlesey father said: “I will miss working in such a close-knit team and the many friends I have made over the years.

“I loved every minute of being an on-call firefighter and recommend anyone who has ever thought about joining their on-call crew to go along to their local station and find out more.”

Jeff started his career at Thorney Fire Station before transferring to Whittlesey, and has attended hundreds of incidents during his service.

Station Commander Jamie Johnson, who worked with Jeff for more than 10 years, added: “Jeff was a dedicated and well respected firefighter with many years of experience under hit belt. He has attended some of the county’s most memorable incidents including a notable job at the Fengate Greyhound racing stadium and the fire at the Abbey Produce Factory in 2008.

“He will be sorely missed and we all wish him the very best.”

Whittlesey Fire Station is recruiting on-call firefighters. For more information, visit the station between 7pm and 9pm on a Tuesday, or call 01480 444500.