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Nominate your ‘fire service champion 2016’

01/02/2016

Nominations are now being taken for the ‘Fire Service Champion 2016’ category of the Service’s MORE Awards.

“I’m extremely proud of the commitment and dedication that members of the Service demonstrate on a daily basis, whether they are a frontline firefighter, community safety officer, office worker or sit on the Fire and Rescue Authority."

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 of 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 http://www.staffordshirefire.gov.uk/1412.asp to place a nomination or call Nicky Westwood 01785 898979 or Jude Russell on 01785 898579 to request a hard copy of the form. Alternatively email j.russell@staffordshirefire.gov.uk or  n.westwood@staffordshirefire.gov.uk The deadline for nominations is 5pm on March 31 and the awards ceremony will be held on June 30.

Chief Fire Officer Peter Dartford said: “I’m extremely proud of the commitment and dedication that members of the Service demonstrate on a daily basis, whether they are a frontline firefighter, community safety officer, office worker or sit on the Fire and Rescue Authority.
 
“The MORE Awards always attract an array of nominations which highlight exemplary service provided by our team and I’m sure that this year will be no different. I 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 so that they can get the recognition they truly deserve. The Fire Service Champion is perhaps the most prestigious of all of the awards given during the annual ceremony as the nominations come exclusively from residents.”

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 Jude Russell on 01785 898579 or Lindsey Skelton 01785 898794 on the numbers provided for further information.

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