Andrew is awarded Silsden station’s firefighter of the year title

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Andrew Burden Andrew Burden

Former Royal Marine Andrew Burden is Silsden’s Firefighter of the Year.

He won the accolade following a vote among the retained station’s 12-strong crew.

The award was presented at a special event held in Silsden’s Sunnybank Social Club, which also featured a band – Catch 22 – a buffet and raffle.

Mr Burden, 44, whose full-time job is chimney sweep and stove installer, has been a firefighter at Silsden for nearly four years.

“I was surprised when it was announced I’d won the award – I’m no different to any of the other lads – but I am delighted and proud,” he said.

“I’ve organised a lot of the charity and community work this last year so I guess that’s why my name was put forward.”

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