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Tribute to Firefighter Gary Williams

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Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service have paid tribute to firefighter Gary Williams who died following a road traffic collision near Long Marston airfield yesterday morning (Tuesday 20 July).

Gary Williams, aged 38, was Crew Manager at Pebworth Fire Station. He had been with the Service for eight years.

Chief Fire Officer Mark Yates said: "We are all deeply saddened to hear of Gary's sudden death. He was a highly valued and respected member of the team at Pebworth, a dedicated officer who lived and worked in the heart of the local community. He was also an instructor with the Young Firefighters Association at Bidford Fire Station in neighbouring Warwickshire Fire and Rescue Service.

"He will be missed terribly by his colleagues at Pebworth, who, despite their loss, have continued to remain on duty and available to respond to emergency calls throughout this difficult time.

"Our thoughts are with Gary's family and friends, and the Service will continue to offer them its full support.

"Gary's dedication and professionalism will be sorely missed by the whole Service."