Thursday 10.30am: A dedicated Wisbech fire fighter has hung up his helmet after more than 25 years service to the community.
Graham Brighty, (56), joined Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service in July 1988 and retired last month (December).
A presentation was held at Wisbech Fire Station and a firefighting figurine was presented to Graham by Area Commander Maurice Moore in recognition of his service to Wisbech and the surrounding communities. The on-call crew also presented flowers to his wife.
Watch Commander Phil Pilbeam said: “It was a pleasure working with Graham and he was a great firefighter. During his time with the Service he attended hundreds of incidents and even led members of the station in numerous collision extrication competitions, representing CFRS at a national level.
“He also reached the rank of crew commander but later relinquished his rank owing to work commitments. He ended his career doing the job he loved, which was being a firefighter.”
Area Commander Maurice Moore added: “We thank Graham and his family for tirelessly dedicating more than 26 years’ service to the people of Wisbech and indeed Cambridgeshire. On-call firefighters are an important part of our workforce and it’s committed people like Graham who help keep their communities safer.”
Wisbech is recruiting on-call firefighters. If you are over 18, live or work 5 minutes of the town’s fire station and are interested in finding out more, visit the crew on drill night every Thursday 7-9pm, or log on to www.cambsfire.gov.uk.