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Staffordshire Fire & Rescue Service - Preventing, Protecting, Responding

Commendation Event Hanley

Commendation presentation
Chief Peter Dartford and Brian Cox

An off duty crew manager received a certificate of congratulations last night. 

On 19 October crew manager Brian Cox was dining at a restaurant in Hanley.

He became aware of an extremely distressed lady who shouted to ask if there was a doctor in the house. 

Brian approached her to see what the problem was and noticed a small child that was approximately 2 years old and appeared to be fitting.

Brian instantly used the skills he gained while completing his FPOS (first person on scene) training and performed a primary survey on the child where he assessed the initial condition.

At this point he was joined by an off duty nurse who Brian remained with and assisted until the arrival of an ambulance. Brian also helped to calm and assure the parents.


Chief Fire Officer/Chief Executive Peter Dartford said: “I am delighted to be able to recognise the actions of a member of our Service who has demonstrated their professionalism and compassion outside of their normal working environment.  While I know Brian will not have sought recognition, it’s important that we don’t allow these selfless acts to go unnoticed.”