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Shropshire fire officer retires.(PEOPLE PROFILE)(Brief article)

Shropshire fire officer Phil Brooks has retired after a public service career spanning 40 years.

A district officer for north Shropshire based at Shrewsbury fire HQ, Phil joined Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service in 1978 and worked across the county in operations, training and community fire safety. Before becoming a firefighter he spent ten years as a policeman in the Lancashire Constabulary and West Mercia based at Kirby and Shrewsbury.

Phil, who lives near Shrewsbury with his wife Brenda, has two Shropshire born sons; Gareth, who is a police officer in Blackburn and Ryan, a London firefighter. …

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