Firefighters’ long service recognised in ceremony

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LONG-serving firefighters from Spalding and Crowland are among 14 staff who have clocked up almost 300 years service between them.

Spalding’s Edward ‘Doc’ Holliday, who is a Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue group manager, and Crowland crew manager Justin Cole have notched up 21 years each, while Spalding firefighter Sean Compton and recently-retired Crowland crew manager Jonathan Boor reached the 20-year milestone.

Their service has been recognised at a ceremony at the Epic Centre in Lincoln, which was attended by Tony Worth, the High Sheriff and Lord Lieutenant of Lincolnshire.

Chief fire officer Dave Ramscar said: “Firefighters have varied and interesting careers, which is reflected in the time they dedicate to the service.

“Many of our firefighters have taken on different roles over the years, sharing their knowledge and expertise.

“Experienced firefighters are valued assets and I would thank each of this year’s recipients for their contribution to Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue.”