Montrose fireman hangs up his fire helmet for the final time

Crew manager Keith Henderson for Montrose Community Fire Station is hanging up his helmet for the final time after 30 years service.

Keith joined Tayside Fire Brigade on August 10, 1984 as a firefighter and has been a leading firefighter/crew manager for 25 years.

During his career he has attended a significant number of incidents in the Angus area, including the fires at the Angus Playhouse, John Street, Montrose, which was totally destroyed by fire in June 1991 and Chapel Bond, Paton’s Lane, Montrose in June 2000.

Watch Manager Mike Cassie said: “Keith has set a very high standard of commitment and service to both the community and Scottish Fire and Rescue Service and these are the standards that should be aimed for by his colleagues at Montrose.

“In dealing with the community so efficiently and courteously he has always being willing to go to any length to ensure they got the services they required. Keith is a credit to himself, the crews at Montrose and the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service.

“Due to Keith’s extensive knowledge, gained over the years, he has assisted greatly in the development of new firefighters joining the service in Montrose.”

He added: “Keith has given long service of exceptional quality and commitment and he has been the best of ambassadors for Montrose Community Fire Station and Scottish Fire and Rescue Service.”