Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service

Death of Firefighter John Winton

Chief Fire & Rescue Officer, Gary Thompson said:


“Northern Ireland Fire & Rescue Service (NIFRS) is devastated to learn of the death of our colleague Firefighter John Winton who died this morning (Tuesday 6 November 2018) in an off-duty incident.

“On behalf of NIFRS, I extend our sincere sympathies and condolences to John’s family, his mother Margaret and his children Lisa and Gavin, at this difficult time.

“John was a Retained Firefighter at Limavady Fire Station, having joined NIFRS almost 2 years ago on 19 November 2016.  His untimely death at the age of 51 will be greatly felt by all who knew and worked with him.  John was a dedicated Firefighter serving his home town with distinction and he was extremely popular amongst his colleagues.  His death will be felt across the entire Service and the NIFRS family.

“John’s colleagues from Limavady Fire Station and neighbouring Stations of Dungiven and Crescent Link attended the incident this morning which happened on Mount Eden, Limavady at 7.36am.

“NIFRS is offering support to John’s family and his colleagues at this difficult time.”

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