Sleaford-area firefighter receives commemorative axe at end of 33-year career in service
Watch manager Gary Bellamy of Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue, was recently presented with a commemorative axe at the end of a 33-year career in the fire service – 13 in Essex and the last 20 at Billingborough Fire Station.
Axes are presented to firefighters on retirement after 20 years’ service.
Simon Fogwill, deputy divisional commander of Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue, said: “Gary is well-respected and experienced and his retirement will be a big loss to the service. In particular, it will be a big loss for Billingborough Fire Station and the local community.
“We wish Gary all the best in his retirement and as he leaves the fire station, we are looking to recruit more on call fire fighters – one of whom may one day be able to step into Gary’s well-worn boots!”