Cambridgeshire's first female firefighter retires

Janette Richars joins Cambridgeshire Fire Service

Cambridgeshire's first ever female fighfighter has retired after 30 years. Crew Commander Janette Richards was based at the Cottenham fire station when she finally hung up her helmet.

When she joined the then 26 year old mother of one didn't meet the height requirement in force at the time, but she was allowed to continue and managers found how tall she was wasn't a problem