Firefighters from Sandy Fire Station, Bedfordshire Fire & Rescue Service, have paid tribute to one of their colleagues who died yesterday after contracting COVID.
Firefighter Chris Page sadly passed away on Tuesday 5th January.
In an emotional and heartfelt tribute to their friend and colleague, a spokesperson for the station said:
‘It is with an extremely heavy heart that the crew at Sandy Fire Station sadly announce that Firefighter Chris Page has passed away on Tuesday 5th January after losing his battle with Covid 19.
‘Chris has served his community of Sandy and the wider community of Bedfordshire for over 19 years.
‘Not only has Chris been a key part to station life but he has also delivered our Fire Cadet Scheme for approximately 15 years, engaging young people in life long skills.
‘Chris was the go to ‘dad’ to the younger members of our crew and a voice of reasoning for the older members.
‘His calm collective, helpful nature at station and during every incident he attended is something we cannot replace.
‘The words above do not tell the full story of the hole Chris will leave at Sandy and the grief that we all feel losing a true friend and colleague to so many.
‘We will of course be there to support Chris’s partner Sue and two daughters Robyn, Nicola and family during this very sad time.
‘We will miss you always xx’
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