Tribute to Bryan Rimbaud, firefighter who died in a fire last year in Feuquières-en-Vimeu

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Tribute to Bryan Rimbaud, firefighter who died in a fire last year in Feuquières-en-Vimeu

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Bryan Rimbaut died in the fire on the night of March 16-17, 2021.
Bryan Rimbaut died in the fire on the night of March 16-17, 2021. (© Angele Quennehen)

“Every time he recovered Feuquières-en-Vimeu (Somme), could not help but pass in front of the barracks. Bryan was passionate. These firefighters who risk their lives to save others had all the respect of him.

He was so passionate that in 2017 he decided to enlist as a volunteer firefighter at the Fire and Rescue Center. “I was the one who brought him to the team”, recalls Armand Sagnier, the head of the center. “I knew him very well. He was a very smiling boy with a constant desire to do well. His brother, Eddy Quennehen, confirms: “He wanted to give himself the means to be successful. “

We could always count on him.

Matilde CarreelBryan’s girlfriend

It is perhaps his brother, a volunteer firefighter for almost 10 years, who knew how to convey his love for the uniform. “We often talked about firefighters when we were young”confides.

If Bryan Rimbaut was a perfectionist when he put on his helmet, “He often challenged himself to be better next time”assures Armand Sagnier.

A “very brave” man.

That night, his tragic death moved many people. The young firefighter shared Mathilde Carreel’s life for four years. You remember a man ” very brave “.

He wanted to continue his studies with the intention of obtaining a Master’s degree to secure his future when he had only one goal: to become a professional firefighter. “He devoted much of his free time to this goal, practicing in particular running and bodybuilding “ensures.

And his passion followed him into his private life.

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Bryan and Mathilde had been in a relationship for 4 years.
Bryan and Mathilde had been in a relationship for 4 years. (© Mathilde Carreel)

Mathilde relates: “He regularly went to the barracks to see if his colleagues had gone on duty when he was not on duty. She always had the selective of him next to him. In the last photo I took of him, you can see in the background his selection of him placed on my bedside table, when he would only be on guard a week later. This work was a real passion. “

This passion gave the couple some pretty funny moments. Mathilde remembers that during her first surgery she was having her hair cut. “She immediately walked away with half of her hair cut. Another day he was washing Mathilde’s car. “He left for surgery with the car full of foam, then he finished washing on his way home. “

Bryan was also someone willing. According to his girlfriend, “we could always count on him if we needed help with anything.”

At the time of the accident, the young firefighter was preparing for the Paris firefighters competition. A few days later he received the Legion of Honor from the Minister of the Interior. Posthumous.

A memorial ceremony will take place on Thursday 17 March 2022 at the cemetery of Feuquières-en-Vimeu in the presence of the Colonels of the Departmental Fire and Rescue Service (SDIS), the Sub-Prefect of Abbeville Philippe Fournier-Montgieux, the municipality and the family.

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