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WATCH: Grassington firefighter honoured

WATCH: Grassington firefighter honoured

Published at 6:01am 22nd October 2017.

A firefighter from Grassington has been recognised for his dedication and long service.

Watch Manager Andrew Howick received the Lifetime Achievement Award at Stray FM's Best of Skipton and Beyond Awards on Friday.

He's been a firefighter since 1995, when the fire station consisted of just a small garage and was staffed on a voluntary basis.

Andrew's "passion and enthusiasm" for the station resulted in it eventually becoming a retained fire station with a brand new building and fire engine.

He's well-known in the Grassington area, not only because of his work as a firefighter, but also due to his "charismatic personality" and running a coach company based in Hebden.

Andrew is going to retire from the fire service at the end of this year.

 

Andrew at the Best of Skipton and Beyond Awards

Best of Skipton and Beyond Awards - Andrew Howick

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