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Llanidloes Firefighter Retires After 45 Years of Service

FIREFIGHTER Brian Hamer has recently retired after a remarkable 45 years of dedicated service to the community of Llanidloes.

On Wednesday, May 1st, the Llanidloes crew gathered at Llanidloes Fire Station to celebrate Brian’s retirement and his final drill night. 

To mark Brian’s outstanding service, his colleagues, both serving and retired, friends and family came together to watch Assistant Chief Fire Officer Craig Flannery present him with his Certificate of Service.

Brian joined the then Powys Fire Brigade on April 25th 1979 and since then has consistently demonstrated dedication,

Station Commander Martyn Field commented:

“Brian has given an exceptional service to the Fire and Rescue Service and his community.  It is extremely rare to have someone serve this long and Brian will certainly leave a big hole at Llanidloes Fire Station and he will be sorely missed by all.

We all wish him well in his retirement and thank him for everything he has done during his career.”

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Firefighter Brian Hamer with Assistant Chief Fire Officer Craig Flannery.

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Could you Become an On-Call Firefighter?

Firefighter Brian Hamer spent over 45 years as an On-Call Firefighter, could you follow in his footsteps?

Llanidloes is an On-Call Fire Station, which means its firefighters get notified of an emergency call via a personal pager, which they carry with them when they are on duty.

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Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service is currently recruiting On-Call Firefighters at all our On-Call Fire Stations.

The role of an On-Call Firefighter provides many opportunities for personal and professional development, through training, teamwork, leadership and problem solving.  On-Call Firefighters receive payment for their services, including retainer fees and call-out payments, supplementing their income from other employment.

Find out more on how to become and On-Call Firefighter here.