Cheerio to experienced and dedicated fire officer

A well-respected fire officer has retired from Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service.

Station Commander Jerome Neville, 50, said farewell last month (April) after 30 years in the wholetime service.

The father-of-two joined as an on-call firefighter at St Ives in 1984 before becoming a wholetime firefighter two years later, starting his career at Cambridge Fire Station. 

As Jerome worked his way up the career ladder, he was stationed at a number of locations across the county. He finished his career heading up the on-call support group and managing Fenland’s on-call fire stations.

Jerome, of Cambourne, said: “The past 32 years have gone amazingly quick and I have been privileged to laugh and enjoy everything I’ve done. 

“Change was exciting to me and I’m proud to have played my part in shaping our fire and rescue service. I’ve served with so many people and will hold onto those memories - it’s been immensely enjoyable.”

Rick Hylton, Assistant Chief Fire Officer, added: “Jerome’s honour and style have made him someone we will truly miss in the fire service. He is a well-respected officer who has helped many others over the years by leading teams and educating others with his knowledge.

“We thank him for his dedication to the fire service and wish him all the best in his retirement.”

group of staff with Jerome Neville.