Retirement from fire service after 22 years

FORFAR FIRIE RETIRES: Watch manager Alan Shepherd, left, waves good bye to Graeme
FORFAR FIRIE RETIRES: Watch manager Alan Shepherd, left, waves good bye to Graeme

A FORFAR man has left the retained fire service after 22 years.

Graeme Logan joined Tayside Fire and Rescue Service in August of 1991 and served as a retained firefighter at Forfar up until he left last month.

He is married to Helen and has two grown up children; son Craig and daughter Claire.

At the time of joining the fire service, he was employed by Don and Low at St James work’s and then transferred out to Newford Park when they relocated there.

Graeme said that he has thoroughly enjoyed his 22 years in the service but felt that the time was right to call it a day to spend more time with the family and make use of his caravan on days off plus to give his dog Boyd different locations for walks that won’t involve running down to the station when the pager operates.

He still intends to follow Scotland home and away as much as he can, being a Forfar foot soldier.

When asked about one of his most memorable experiences he said: “the most scariest one was one Saturday night about 10 years ago having to tell over one hundred Hells Angels motorcyclists to extinguish there illegal bonfire at Halkerton Farm, glad to say they did it no problem.”

Watch manager Alan Shepherd said: “Over the last 22 years Graeme has provided good resilience cover protecting the community of Forfar and as a part-time firefighter was very pro-active in undertaking community fire safety work always keen to engage with the public he served, his sense of humour and story-telling will be missed by his collegues, our best wishes to Graeme and family for the future.”