St Andrews community fire fighter celebrates 20 years on the job

Firefighter Brian Ritchie has been recognised for his 20 year service at St Andrews Community Fire Station with a Long Service and Good Conduct Medal from station manager Tom Fox.

Saturday, 7th May 2016, 11:00 am
Firefighter Brian Ritchie (right with certificate) at St Andrews Community Fire Station

Born and bred St Andrean Brian works away most of the day as a project manager in Edinburgh and 20 years ago decided that joining the squad was the perfect opportunity to give something back to the community.

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Reminicising about one of his more memorable rescues he laughs about the bull in a swimming pool story. “It is certainly a rescue that sticks out in my memory as one of the funniest and caused no harm.” The firefighters had to help the family at Kinaldy Farm remove the water...and a bull from their recently fitted pool.

Brian added: “I am looking forward to the next 20 years!”