Essex fireman’s 40 years of duty is recognised

Station officer Martin Cable with Senior Divisional Officer Matt Furber and the Maldon fire crew. Pi

Station officer Martin Cable with Senior Divisional Officer Matt Furber and the Maldon fire crew. Picture: ECFRS - Credit: Archant

A milkman has been recognised for 40 years of service for his second job as a fireman.

Station Officer Martin Cable joined Essex County Fire and Rescue Service (ECFRS) in 1975 aged just 18, and for the same four decades he has been a full-time milkman. Based in Maldon, his most memorable incident includes a fire at Chelmsford Prison in 1978, where there were six inmates inside and the firefighter’s uniform was almost identical to that of the inmates, leading to a “nerve-wracking” time.

The father of two and grandfather of four plans to continue working.


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