After 33 years with Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue, firefighter Mike Marot has retired to focus on a professional driving business.
The local firefighter enjoyed a successful career, serving in Lincoln, Skegness, Gainsborough and BHQ & Search and Rescue, and was even honoured with a Nato peace medal for exemplary fire service humanitarian work in the Balkans and South America.
Now his business Marot Pro Driving helps car owners understand the potential of their motors and supports clients through a range of skills and qualifications.
Among memorable experiences with his crew, Mike Marot rescued Dame Judi Dench from Lincoln’s Theatre Royal in 1990 when she fell off stage.
Mike and his colleagues also enjoyed appearing in ITV’s London’s Burning television series.
He said: “I have had an amazing time working at Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue, with some fantastic experiences and opportunities, plus a lifetime of amusing memories.
“I am really looking forward to the next chapter of my life and taking Marot Pro Driving forward, with the support of my wife Susan.
“I have driven some of the world’s most exciting and demanding roads and race circuits, regularly working with prestige performance car manufacturers testing new vehicles.
“I can pull upon my experiences, not only from blue light driving and instructor communication skills, to teach people how to fully understand how and why we need to control the car, and that speed is not the important factor, but technique.”