Long career in service is honoured


A FIREFIGHTER has been rewarded for his years of dedicated service.

Russell Moore, who serves at Bognor Regis Fire Station, was among those recognised for their long and exemplary service at a special medal ceremony at Arundel Castle.

Lord-lieutenant of West Sussex Susan Pyper presented the accolades for long service and good conduct in front of an invited audience of proud family and friends.

The ceremony was attended by chief fire officer Sean Ruth who commended the firefighters for their dedication to the job and their commitment to public safety.

He also paid tribute to the firefighters’ families acknowledging the importance of their long-standing support.

Russell joined the service in September, 1992, and was posted to Crawley.

After several years, he transferred to Worthing and then, in 1998, he was promoted to leading firefighter at Horley. After another spell at Worthing, he transferred to Bognor as crew commander on red watch.

Before becoming a firefighter, Russell worked as an electrician with his father. He completed his apprenticeship and achieved his City and Guilds qualification.

He is a keen golfer and has represented the service at regional and national levels, as well as playing for England against Scotland on three occasions.