Crew Commander retires after more than 20 years with Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service

On-call Crew Commander Russ Moon (52), retires this week after 22 years at Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service.

As well as being presented with a figurine by Group Commander Gary Mitchley, colleagues from across the services gathered at Whittlesey Fire Station to wish Russ well after serving more than 20 years at CFRS.

Russ started his on-call career at Chatteris Fire Station, where he worked for 10 years, before moving to Whittlesey for a further 12.

Speaking of his retirement, Russ Moon, said: “I have enjoyed being part of such a great team and built some great friendships. It’s been a privilege to provide such a professional service to the local community.

“I’d like to thank my wife, Jane, and three children, James, Katie and Lucy for all of their support during my time at CFRS. I’d also like to thank my colleagues and CFRS for the opportunity to be part of such a great team and for the skills and knowledge I’ve developed in my role.”

Following his retirement this week he plans to spend more time with his family, including his nine young grandchildren.

Sharing his well-wishes was Station Commander, Giles Grainger, who commented:

“Russ is a well-respected crew commander who has helped many others over the years by leading crews and educating others with his knowledge. We wish him all the best in his retirement from CFRS and thank him for his commitment and dedication to the fire service and the communities he has served in Cambridgeshire.”