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Ledbury Watch Commander retires after 28 years of service

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Watch Commander Keith Wildig, who is based at Ledbury Fire Station, is retiring after serving his community for the last 28 years.

Keith joined the Service in April 1988 and has been Watch Commander at Ledbury Fire Station since December 2003. As well as being a Watch Commander for Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service (HWFRS), Keith also works as a postman for Royal Mail.

Station Commander Daryl Justice said: "Keith has left an indelible mark at Ledbury Fire station, and his professional expertise and leadership will be greatly missed by the firefighters and the wider community. After giving 28 years of service to Ledbury, he's leaving the fire station in a great position for his successor, Richard Cooper, and we wish him all the best for his future endeavours."

He continued: "Recruitment never stops, so we continue to look for committed men and women to join Ledbury's on-call crew to help provide the best possible service to the local community. So, if you're a good team player and you think this is the role for you, then please get in touch."

HWFRS offers a range of contracts from between as little as 40 hours a week up to 120 hours, with flexibility built in, and paid annual holidays. On-call firefighters will also receive full training, uniform and can extra income whilst helping their local community.

To find out more about being on-call firefighter, please visit www.hwfire.org.uk

Issued by:
Jessica Chadwick
Corporate Communications Manager
Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service
Tel: 01905 368 319
JChadwick@hwfire.org.uk