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Staffordshire Fire & Rescue Service - Preventing, Protecting, Responding

Service Up For Fire Excellence Award

Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service has been short-listed for a prestigious award in the 2011 Fire Excellence Awards, to be held at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole Hotel in Birmingham on May 17th.

“It is an honour and a huge achievement to be a finalist for a Fire Excellence Award"

Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service Business Support Manager, John Berrisford

The Service is one of four finalists in the ‘Best Partnership’ category for its work with AT&F Solutions Ltd (see notes to editor) promoting fire and general safety in the community and business sector.

A series of online courses have been developed by AT&F Solutions Ltd and Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service which cater specifically for Staffordshire based schools and businesses, allowing users access 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service Business Support Manager, John Berrisford said: “It is an honour and a huge achievement to be a finalist for a Fire Excellence Award which I think is testament to the hard work by both Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service and AT&F Solutions.

"Not only are the courses on offer award winning, they are also easy to use and ideal for shift workers and those who work outside of conventional working regimes. It also makes refresher training very affordable and accessible as all registered accounts are available for 12 months following the first use at no additional cost.

"We are hopeful for a win at the awards, however it is great just to be short-listed."

Managing Director of AT&F Solutions Ltd, Terry Breslin said: “We are extremely proud to be a working in partnership with Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service and will continue to develop our services in order to meet the needs of Staffordshire’s businesses.  Our training modules offer a great opportunity to maintain and develop fire safety training within the workplace and meet the requirements of the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order at a very low cost.

"In an effort to help educate and meet those needs, any businesses within the Staffordshire area will qualify for a discounted rate from our current range of health and safety courses, which include the fire safety modules."

The winners will be announced at the awards ceremony on May 17th.

For more information on the training courses available and to request your free business support CD-ROM contact Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service’s Business Support Team on 01785 898917 or visit the dedicated Business Section on the Service’s website.