Long service awards for Pewsey firefighters
Two Pewsey firefighters have received long service awards from Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service – the first awards presented since the two fire authorities merged.
The awards were presented by the Lord Lieutenant of Wiltshire, Sarah Troughton.
Mark Hillier joined Wiltshire Fire & Rescue Service when he was 19, following in the footsteps of his father, who spent 15 years as a retained firefighter in Pewsey.
Mark is now Pewsey’s watch manager and station commander, alongside his full-time employment as a wholetime firefighter with Surrey Fire and Rescue Service – a job which has fulfilled his childhood dream.
He dedicated his long service and good conduct medal to his wife and children who, on many occasions, have had their planned days out cancelled due to ﬁre service commitments.
Simon Green became a retained firefighter at Pewsey fire station 20 years ago, having plucked up the courage to go along and find out more.
Since joining the fire and rescue service, he has married his wife Tracey and brought up two children, Rosie and Charlie.
Away from being a firefighter, Simon’s day job is with Ringway, working on the highways contract with Wiltshire Council.
He is a coach at Devizes Rugby Club, currently looking after the colts. His son Charlie has progressed through the age groups and now plays at a county level, so Simon spends a lot of time driving around to watch him play and train.
Simon also collects old memorabilia and information, mostly about the village of Pewsey but some of it about the fire station.