Retiring firefighter reflects on 30-year career

Retiring firefighter reflects on 30-year career

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John Balson

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Retiring firefighter reflects on 30-year career

A firefighter who tackled huge blazes at Pinewood Studios and Windsor Castle has retired from frontline duty after 30 years.

Nigel Flatt, 50, who has been a watch manager at Maidenhead fire station for the last 12 years, has left his 'all-action' days behind him for a desk-based fire safety role.

The grandfather-of-two, who finished his last shift on March 30, said he would most miss the camaraderie among the team.

Nigel, of Hill Farm Road, Taplow, started his career at Langley fire station and had stints in Windsor and Reading before Maidenhead.

He has had a couple of brushes with death and was once had to be jet hosed by a colleague during a garage fire when a large puddle of fuel ignited beneath his feet.

See tomorrow's Advertiser for the full story.

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