Fond farewell for Fenland fire officer

A popular Fenland fire officer said farewell after 27 years with Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service.

Sean Brown, 50 and from Wimblington, retires having risen to group commander based at the Service’s headquarters in Huntingdon.

He said: “My 27 years has absolutely flown by. It is the best job in the world and I have enjoyed every minute of it. Helping the community when they need it the most has been the best part of the job and I will always be proud to have served them.”

Sean began his career in Wisbech where he worked his way up the ranks, with a spell at the Service’s training centre in between. He was then the station commander at Cambridge and St Neots before returning to Wisbech. He moved over to Peterborough as risk manager before taking charge of both Stanground and Dogsthorpe stations and was promoted to group commander.

Sean added: “I have worked with some amazing people in my time and will miss that the most. I would like to thank them all for contributing to the best possible career I could have wished for.”

Assistant Chief Fire Officer Rick Hylton said: “Sean has been a very dedicated and popular character throughout his 27 year career. His drive and desire to work through any challenge he has faced is going to be missed, as is his determination to overcome obstacles.

“Having been managed by Sean earlier in my career, I have always admired his honesty and his passion for the service and its people, both who we work with and those we serve. We all wish him the very best for his retirement.”

Sean will be enjoying his retirement by spending time with his children and some travelling, including taking trips to New York, Mexico and Burma all planned.