The shortlisted contenders for the Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service’s annual MORE Awards have been announced.
"It’s vitally important that we recognise the contribution our staff and volunteers make, as well as those who work with us to improve the lives and well-being of the communities we serve."
Chief Fire Officer/Chief Executive, Peter Dartford
The 2013 MORE awards, to be held at the Stafford County Showground on March 7, will see nine prestigious MORE Awards handed out to staff or local businesses in honour of the work they’ve done for or with the Fire and Rescue Service over the last year.
Birmingham-based Emergency Damage Management (EDM), who serves Staffordshire, has been shortlisted for the Partnership award for a second year. EDM are professional at all times and work hard to protect the communities of Staffordshire and bring peace of mind to people in distress following fires or floods. So successful is the partnership, Staffordshire are often used as an example to other Fire Services to encourage them to sign up to similar arrangements.
The Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Boxing Club, which has members from various areas of the Service, have been shortlisted for the Fundraiser of the Year award for a second year running. The Boxing Club have been nominated for their fundraising efforts for the Cauldwell Children’s Charity, having already raised thousands of pounds for the cause.
Chief Fire Officer/Chief Executive, Peter Dartford said: “There have been 25 people and businesses shortlisted, two or three in each of the nine categories, including the publicly nominated Fire Service Champion award.
“It’s vitally important that we recognise the contribution our staff and volunteers make, as well as those who work with us to improve the lives and well-being of the communities we serve. It is also right that we celebrate the hard work they do, as there are so many examples where individuals and teams go above and beyond the call of duty to protect the communities of Staffordshire and make a positive difference in their local areas. This will be our sixth annual awards ceremony, which this year has awards sponsored by Calderpeel Architects and Kier plc.
“We’re also delighted that Paula White from BBC Radio Stoke has agreed to host the event.”
There are also still opportunities for any interested local business to sponsor an award. Please contact Jude Russell for more information.
Fire Service Champion – Nominated by the Public
Michael Williams (Stafford)
TRV Cannock (for work operating in South Staffs)
Diane Dunlevey (HQ)
Fire Service Champion – Nominated by staff
Richard Williams (Tamworth)
Arturs Gorovnovs (Lichfield)
Marie Downes (HQ)
Peter Harrison Innovation and Improvement
Russ Brown (Cannock)
Tim Collis (Cannock)
Dave Atkinson (HQ)
Young Person of the Year Award
James Russell (HQ)
Jade Aubrey (Uttoxeter student firefighter)
Hannah Bond (Lichfield/Fire Control)
Glynn Luznyj (HQ)
David Lawrence (HQ)
Damien Armstrong (Stafford)
Partnership Award – Sponsored by Kier plc
Emergency Damage Management (Birmingham based – cover all of Staffordshire)
Uttoxeter Police and PCSO’s (Uttoxeter)
Elm Church Foodbank Project (Tamworth)
Service to the Community – Sponsored by Calderpeel Architects
Gary Pearce and Vicky Poole (Sandyford)
Pete Janes (Tutbury)
Russ Brown (Cannock)
Fundraiser of the Year
The Boxing Club (countywide)
Sharron Finch (Lichfield)
Sonja Oatley Award for Member involvement in the Community
Cllr Kath Banks (Longton)
Cllr Phil Jones (Cannock)