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Staffordshire Fire & Rescue Service - Preventing, Protecting, Responding

Certificate Presentation

28/01/2013

Mr Charalampos Iordanidis will be awarded with a certificate of congratulations for his brave actions at a fatal road traffic collision last year.

“Sadly the driver of the motorbike died but if it wasn’t for the selfless actions of Mr Iordanidis the incident could have been a double fatality."

Chief Fire Officer/Chief Executive Peter Dartford 

On 30th October a call was received just after 2pm reporting a road traffic collision opposite the Six Ashes Inn on the A458 in Bobbington.

Fire and rescue crews from Wombourne, Kinver and Stafford were called to the incident.

Upon arrival they discovered a car in collision with a motorbike, with both vehicles well alight.

Prior to the arrival of the fire crews, Mr Iordanidis, who worked at a nearby tea rooms, heard the crash and went outside to see what had happened.

The motor bike was on fire and was positioned against the driver’s door preventing the driver from escaping.

He noticed that the flames were starting to engulf the car and he immediately rushed over and managed to open the driver’s door pulling the elderly gentleman to safety.

Chief Fire Officer/Chief Executive Peter Dartford said: “Sadly the driver of the motorbike died but if it wasn’t for the selfless actions of Mr Iordanidis the incident could have been a double fatality.

“He acted very quickly without consideration for his own safety to rescue and save someone else.”