Members of staff from across Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service are celebrating today after being rewarded for their hard work and commitment to the fire service.
Cllr Peter Davies from East Staffordshire and John Goosey from Staffordshire County Council are also celebrating after receiving awards at the MORE Awards ceremony last night.
The ceremony, hosted at The Moat House Hotel at Festival Park in Stoke-on-Trent, was held to recognise and celebrate the teams and individuals who contribute to a safer Staffordshire.
At the ceremony Nick Hancock introduced the finalists before the winners were announced by Chief Fire Officer, Peter Dartford and the awards presented by Chairman of the Fire and Rescue Authority, Cllr Len Bloomer. The winners all received a certificate and a glass star shaped trophy. All runners up received a certificate.
The winners of the night were as follows:
Fire Service Champion (externally nominated)
Firefighter, Lee Sanders - Tamworth Fire Station
Fire Service Champion
Fire Control Team – Fire Service HQ
Newcastle Under Lyme College’s Young Person of the Year
Volunteer, Clare Jones – Newcastle Fire Station
John Goosey – Social Care and Health, Staffordshire County Council
Fundraiser of the Year
Lichfield Area Command Fundraising Team – Lichfield Fire Station
Service to the Community
Hydrant Technician, Jeffrey Moore – Fire Service HQ
Sonja Oatley Award for Member Involvement
Cllr Peter Davies – East Staffordshire
Innovation and Improvement
Lead Trainer, James Keegan – Fire Service HQ
Administration Manager, Caroline Firkins – Cannock Fire Station
Property and Logistics Manager, Ralph Rhodes – Fire Service HQ