It is with great sadness that Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service confirms a serving firefighter has died.
Dave Hill, aged 51, Crew Manager at Longton, sadly passed away at Royal Stoke University Hospital on 2 January 2022.
Dave, who was part of Green Watch, had recently been promoted to Crew Manager (CM) and had been with the service for a total of 31 years.
He had worked as an on-call firefighter since August 1990 before joining as a full-time firefighter in October 2000.
Dave’s career had seen him work throughout Staffordshire, including at Burton and Hanley, where he took on temporary crew manager roles since 2008, becoming a permanent CM on 16 December 2021.
Chief Fire Officer, Rob Barber, said: “We are devastated and shocked by the sudden and unexpected death of our well-respected colleague, Dave.
“Dave will be greatly missed by all who knew and worked alongside him.
“He was a well-liked and dedicated professional firefighter who worked to make a difference to the communities he served.
￼“Our thoughts remain with his family, friends and colleagues at this difficult time.”