Fire chief’s 30 years of service

Assistant Chief Fire Officer Martyn Redfearn is retiring after 30 years.

Assistant Chief Fire Officer Martyn Redfearn is retiring after 30 years.

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A SENIOR West Yorkshire firefighter who started his career in Kirklees is retiring after 30 years.

Martyn Redfearn, the Assistant Chief Fire Officer of West Yorkshire, tackled blazes in Dewsbury and Batley after becoming a firefighter in 1983 – but he said the job has changed a little since then.

He said: “When I started you had little more than a donkey jacket, non-fire resistant waterproof trousers and a cork helmet. Now you have state of the art fire kit.”

 

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