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Residents urged to vote for their 'Fire Service Champion'

07/03/2014

Residents, partners and businesses are being urged to nominate their ‘Fire Service Champion’ of 2014 as part of the MORE Awards before voting closes on March 31.

"This is a really important category in the MORE Awards as the communities of Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent can nominate who they think has gone the extra mile and really made a difference to their lives."

Chief Fire Officer/Chief Executive Peter Dartford

During the ceremony, which is now in its seventh year, a member of staff or a team will be recognised for their outstanding contribution and commitment to Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service.

There are nine categories in total but the winner of the Fire Service Champion accolade will be decided by members of the community.

The person who scoops the coveted title will have demonstrated a real community spirit or will have gone beyond the call of duty to support people to overcome difficult situations.

Chief Fire Officer/Chief Executive Peter Dartford urged residents not to miss out on the chance to nominate their ‘champion’. He said: "This is a really important category in the MORE Awards as the communities of Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent can nominate who they think has gone the extra mile and really made a difference to their lives.

£It would be wonderful to hear some really inspiring stories from the people that we serve so I would encourage residents to submit their nominations as soon as possible to make sure they don’t miss out on the chance to vote."

Members of the public can make nominations through the Service’s website at www.staffordshirefire.gov.uk, by collecting a form from their local fire station or by calling 01785 898979 to request a form.

The remaining eight categories are put forward internally, with one of the awards being presented to an external organisation which has assisted the Service through its contribution to fire safety. They include:

•    Fire Service Champion (voted by staff)
•    Fire Service Champion – Partnership Achievement
•    Fire Service Fundraiser Champion
•    Fire Service Champion – Service to the Community
•    Peter Harrison Innovation and Improvement Champion
•    Leadership Message and Cultural Framework Champion
•    Young Person of the Year
•    Member Involvement in the Community

The award winners will be announced at the County Showground in Stafford on June 12 2014.

Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service is actively seeking sponsorship for the MORE Awards ceremony. Any interested businesses should contact Events Manager Jude Russell on 01785 898579 for further information.