One of Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue’s longest serving on-call crew commanders retires aged 52

Russ Moon receiving figurine from Gary Mitchley, after he retires from over 20 years at the Cambridg

Russ Moon receiving figurine from Gary Mitchley, after he retires from over 20 years at the Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service. - Credit: Archant

Whittlesey on-call crew commander, Russ Moon retires this week aged 52 after 22 years at Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service (CFRS).

Group commander Gary Mitchley presented Russ with a figurine, and colleagues from across the local 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.

Russ 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.”

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Station commander Giles Grainger said: “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.”

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