Tributes to Hereford firefighter
By Paul Rogers Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service has paid tribute to Watch Commander Chris Hobbs who passed away suddenly on Saturday.
Mr Hobbs, aged 48, was a Watch Commander on the Retained Duty System at Hereford, working out of the fire station in St Owen Street throughout his 20-year career with the Service.
He joined as a retained firefighter in July 1991, progressed to Crew Commander in 2001 and then achieved promotion to Watch Commander last September.
Chief Fire Officer Mark Yates said: “I know I speak for everyone when I say that Chris’s death has caused shock and sadness across the Service. He was a very popular officer at Hereford Fire Station, and he will... read more
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