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Staffordshire Fire & Rescue Service - Preventing, Protecting, Responding

Staffordshire scoops a trio of top awards

25/06/2013

Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service has scooped a trio of top national awards.

"It is a real achievement for the Service to have won three awards at this prestigious national event. The accolades are a testament to the hard work and dedication of our frontline firefighters and support staff, who work tirelessly to make a positive difference to the lives and well-being of the communities we serve."  

Chief Fire Officer Peter Dartford

The Service was presented with the accolades at the Asian Fire Service Association (AFSA) Gala Awards.

Equality and Diversity Manager Diane Dunlevey, Area Manager Dean Stevens, Risk Reduction Co-ordinator Rehana Iqbal, Community Safety Officer Jo Walker and Burton Watch Manager Gary Philips attended the event on behalf of Staffordshire.

They collected a Partnership Sponsor of the Year Award in recognition of the Service’s work with the Community Interest Company and Fire Support.

The team also received a Fire and Rescue Service of the Year Gold Award and an Innovations Partnership Silver Award.

Chief Fire Officer Peter Dartford said: “It is a real achievement for the Service to have won three awards at this prestigious national event. The accolades are a testament to the hard work and dedication of our frontline firefighters and support staff, who work tirelessly to make a positive difference to the lives and well-being of the communities we serve.

“We are committed to protecting, supporting and responding to the needs of our communities to make them stronger and safer. We will continue to work closely with local people and our partners to build upon the achievements we have already made.”

AFSA works with all fire and rescue services and supporting agencies to enhance equality and diversity.