Nominations are now being taken for the ‘Fire Service Champion 2015’ category of the Service’s MORE Awards.
"We have an incredibly dedicated team in Staffordshire, many of whom risk their lives to save others on a regular basis as well as other frontline staff who provide vital services within our communities, volunteers and fire authority members who give up their time to support the Service."
Chief Fire Officer Peter Dartford
Residents, partners and businesses are invited to vote for a member of the team who has acted above and beyond the call of duty, shown professionalism at all times or helped a member of the community during difficult circumstances.
Members of the Service who have gone the extra mile in helping to deliver our vision and a first-class service, who have shown continual commitment to their colleagues and communities or demonstrated great courage during adversity, can also be put forward.
Visit www.staffordshirefire.gov.uk to place a nomination or call 01785 898579 or 01785 898979 to request a hard copy of the form. Alternatively email firstname.lastname@example.org@staffordshirefire.gov.uk.
The deadline for nominations is March 20 2015 and the awards ceremony will be held on June 23.
Chief Fire Officer Peter Dartford said: “We would really like to hear from residents, partners and businesses that have met members of the Service who have gone above and beyond the call of duty while carrying out their roles.
"We have an incredibly dedicated team in Staffordshire, many of whom risk their lives to save others on a regular basis as well as other frontline staff who provide vital services within our communities, volunteers and fire authority members who give up their time to support the Service. In the past we have received some first-class nominations for the Fire Service Champion award and I am sure that this year will be no different."
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
• Sonja Oatley Member Involvement in the Community
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.