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Staffordshire Fire & Rescue Service - Preventing, Protecting, Responding

Four Police Officers Awarded Certificate of Congratulations

28/01/2013

Four police officers will receive a certificate of congratulations from Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service for their brave actions at a house fire last year.

“The police officers most definitely prevented the situation from worsening and reduced the chances of the occupier sustaining longer lasting injuries."

Chief Fire Officer/Chief Executive Peter Dartford.

An emergency call was received by the police to attend the incident at Burton Manor on 12th October at around 5.46pm.

Upon arrival they discovered that there was a fire in a downstairs room of the property and called the fire service for assistance.

The officers forced entry to gain access as they had been informed that there were people inside the house. They successfully rescued one female casualty and led her out to safety.

Fire and rescue crews from Rising Brook, Stafford and Penkridge arrived at the scene and discovered that the Police officers had already rescued one female and extinguished two seats of fire using extinguishers from their vehicles.

Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus then entered the property and established that there were no further casualties. They ensured the fire was fully extinguished and ventilated the property.

Chief Fire Officer/Chief Executive Peter Dartford said: “The police officers most definitely prevented the situation from worsening and reduced the chances of the occupier sustaining longer lasting injuries.
“They went beyond the call of duty and risked themselves to save the life of another.”

Inspector Rob Pilling, from Stafford Borough Local Policing Team, said: “I am extremely proud of the Police Officers brave and professional actions at the scene, preventing the situation from escalating, and for the acknowledgement given to them by Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service.”