paulwittA guard of honour was held at the funeral of Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service (CFRS) employee, Paul Witt.

Paul died while on duty, following a road traffic collision in Brentwood in Essex on October 4 this year, aged 59. It is thought that he had taken ill shortly before the collision; no one else was injured in the incident.

CFRS Chief Fire Officer Graham Stagg said: "Paul joined the Service as a control operator at Parkside Fire Station, before the control room was moved to Fire Service Headquarters in 1986.

"Following a number of promotions, Paul was appointed Group Commander with a responsibility for Communications Equipment to support the Fire Control. It was in this role that Paul gave a tremendous amount of support and technical knowledge to the Combined Fire Control, greatly aiding in its success.

"On top of this, Paul was universally respected across the Service, not only for his dedication, knowledge and hard work, but also for his sense of humour, being able to laugh at himself and generally make the Service a better and happier place to work. He is greatly missed."

The funeral was held on October 31 at a packed Cambridge Cremetorium where over 100 past and present fire service employees joined Paul's family and friends to pay tribute to his life.

Posted 13/11/2012 by