Meet your lo­cal fire­fight­ers

Marlborough Express - The Saturday Express, Marlborough - - FRONT PAGE -

Andy Christie Fire­fighter Blue (Brigade champs)

Name: Rank: Watch: Age: Oc­cu­pa­tion/Com­pany:

29

Night shift tim­ber treat­ment plant op­er­a­tor with Tim­ber­link NZ

Fire­fighter in Blen­heim for:

Just over two years

Why did you join?

I was get- ting lazy af­ter leav­ing the Air Force, and wanted an ex­cuse to keep ac­tive.

I’ve al­ways peo­ple. liked help­ing

Most mem­o­rable ‘‘clas­sic’’ mo­ment:

Any one of the times I’ve had a call­out while at work, and it turned out to be my work­place on fire. Those are the haz­ards of work­ing in a tim­ber yard I guess.

They drop ev­ery­thing to an­swer ev­ery call, but who are the peo­ple in­volved in the Blen­heim Vol­un­teer Fire Brigade? We meet the crew.

PHOTO: ROB DUFF

An­drew Christie has been fight­ing fires in Marl­bor­ough for the past two years.

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