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Pickering woman joins local on-call fire station

Pickering woman joins local on-call fire station


A member of the team at a Pickering Farm Shop and Café has joined Pickering Fire Station as a retained firefighter.


Former Lady Lumley's pupil and valued team member at the Cedarbarn Farm Shop and Café, Amy Cook, 22 is one of the latest recruits to the on-call team. She joined the crew in February this year and has completed training that equips her to assist the crew and will undergo further specialist training throughout the year.


Watch Manager, Stuart Moss is delighted to welcome Ms Cook to the team: "Amy is one of the youngest members of the crew and has already impressed the other firefighters with her fitness and work ethic.


"We're very grateful to Amy's boss, Mandy Avison for releasing her from her busy role at Cedarbarn to follow her dream of becoming a fire fighter. As a rural on-call fire station, we rely on local business owners to help us to serve the community by releasing staff for training and incidents as they occur."



Ms Cook is one of only two females in the 11 strong on-call crew and is enjoying the challenge of the job: "There's a lot to learn, but the other crew members are a great support and I'm loving learning more skills month by month."


Earlier this year, she was one of a team of Pickering firefighters who took it in turns to run or walk continuously for 24 hours round Pickering to raise funds for Ukraine. The event was organised by retained firefighter, James Croot and donations are welcome at


Cedarbarn is an award-winning Farm Shop and Café that opened in 2007. Much of the produce that is sold in the shop and served in the café is grown by Karl Avison and his farming neighbours or sourced from selected local farmers and growers. Ms Cook has been employed at the Cedarbarn since 2019.


Pickering is one of North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service's 24 on-call stations and is always looking for new people to join the team who are called out to around 170 incidents a year. For more information,





Photo: Stuart Moss andAmy Cook Amy Cook and Stuart Moss


For more information or to arrange an interview withMandy Avison,please contact Tracey Baty at three60 marketing on:


Direct line:01430 871360

Mobile:07971 961574



Notes to editors

  1. For more information about Cedarbarn Farm Shop and Cafe, please visit
  2. For more information about North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service, please visit