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Staffordshire Fire & Rescue Service - Preventing, Protecting, Responding

One month left to nominate for 'Fire Service Champion 2015'

19/02/2015

MORE Awards
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Residents, partners and businesses are being reminded that they have one month left to nominate a ‘Fire Service Champion 2015’ in the MORE Awards.

"It really makes our work worthwhile when we know that we are making a positive difference to the lives of people in the communities we serve and for our partners to recognise it was the icing on the cake. I would urge anyone who has met someone from the Service, whatever their role, who has gone above and beyond the call of duty to nominate them. It really is an honour to be commended in such a way." 

Firefighter/Community Safety Officer Phil Mulligan

They are being 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.

Firefighter and Community Safety Officer Phil Mulligan and Community Safety Officer Jo Walker scooped the title in last year’s MORE Awards after being nominated by East Staffordshire Borough Council.

The pair were credited with regularly going above and beyond the call of duty to assist the Housing Team – members of which stated that; without the advice, strong partnership working and professional ethic of Phil and Jo they wouldn’t have been able to carry out their fire safety duties as effectively as they had done.

The partnership work ensured that the Housing Team’s clients were as safe as possible from a fire breaking out in their homes and in some cases individuals’ lives were transformed by the support they had received.

Phil, who is now based at Tamworth Belgrave, said: “Jo and I were absolutely delighted when the borough council nominated us for a MORE Award and even more so when we won. It really makes our work worthwhile when we know that we are making a positive difference to the lives of people in the communities we serve and for our partners to recognise it was the icing on the cake.

“I would urge anyone who has met someone from the Service, whatever their role, who has gone above and beyond the call of duty to nominate them. It really is an honour to be commended in such a way.”

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 j.russell@staffordshirefire.gov.ukn.westwood@staffordshirefire.gov.uk.

The deadline for nominations is March 20 2015 and the awards ceremony will be held in the County Showground’s Ingestre Suite on June 23.

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.