“Great” on-call firefighter who has been saving lives in Wisbech for 26 years calls it a day

PUBLISHED: 09:31 16 January 2015 | UPDATED: 09:31 16 January 2015

Graham Brighty with the Wisbech on-call crew.

Graham Brighty with the Wisbech on-call crew.


A dedicated on-call Wisbech firefighter has hung up his helmet after 26 years.

Graham Brighty is presented with figurine by area commander Maurice MooreGraham Brighty is presented with figurine by area commander Maurice Moore

Graham Brighty, 56, who joined Cambs Fire and Rescue Service (CFRS) in July 1988, retired last month.

He was presented with a firefighting figurine by Area Commander Maurice Moore in recognition of his service to Wisbech and the surrounding communities.

The on-call crew at Wisbech Fire Station 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 five 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.

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