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Service pays respects to LFF Martin Sibley

It is a sad day for the Service today (July 5) as family, friends and colleagues will gather to pay their last respects to Leading Firefighter Martin Sibley.

Martin, a serving Colchester firefighter with more than 24 years’ service, will be given a full fire service funeral.

The cortege will leave Colchester Fire Station at around 10:30am this morning with LFF Sibley’s coffin carried on an old style turntable ladder and accompanied by fire appliances from the station where he has served since 1991.

The procession will make its way to Colchester Crematorium where colleagues past and present, led by ECFRS’ standard bearer, will form a Guard of Honour.
Representing Essex County Fire and Rescue Service will be Acting Chief Fire Officer Adam Eckley and Assistant Chief Fire Officer Dave Bill, who heads Operations, and who will pay tribute to Martin’s many years of public service.

The service will be conducted by ECFRS Chaplain Rob Binks with Green Watch colleagues also participating, one reciting the Firefighters’ Prayer.

Flags at ECFRS premises will be flown at half mast throughout the day.

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