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Staffordshire Fire & Rescue Service - Preventing, Protecting, Responding

MORE award nominees revealed for the north of the county

27/04/2016

Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service’s annual celebration is in its ninth year and firefighters, support staff and an agency from the north of the county have all been shortlisted for MORE Awards.

"The people who have been shortlisted really have gone the extra mile and I am delighted to recognise their outstanding contributions.”

Chief Fire Officer, Becci Bryant

The winners will be announced during a ceremony at the County Showground in Stafford on June 30, 2016.

The MORE Awards aim to highlight the excellent work carried out by operational and support staff as well as voluntary members of the team and partnership agencies.

Chief Fire Officer Becci Bryant said: “We have an incredibly dedicated and hard-working team which is made up of operational firefighters, support staff and volunteers, and we are proud of the excellent work that they carry out on a daily basis.

“It was a difficult task to shortlist the nominees as the standard was very high and each member of the team plays a vital role in delivering the first-class service that the communities of Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent expect and deserve. However, the people who have been shortlisted really have gone the extra mile and I am delighted to recognise their outstanding contributions.”

The nominations for the north of the county include:

Alton Towers Rescue Crew, which included firefighters from Cheadle, Leek, Ipstones, Stafford and Sandyford, along with the rescue tender and aerial ladder platform from Longton and the Rope Rescue Team from Stafford, have been shortlisted for the Fire Service Champion Nominated Externally category. The crews involved in the rescue are described as going above and beyond the call of duty. The determination and courage shown by personnel was not only inspiring but lifesaving. The crews are further described as having shown care and compassion to the families of those involved in the incident.

Revival Home Improvements Agency, based in Stoke-on-Trent, has been shortlisted for the category Fire Service Champion – Partnership Achievement sponsored by JCB. The not-for-profit agency helps vulnerable people maintain their health and independence and be warm, safe and supported in their homes. Revival Home Improvement Agency carry out Home Fire Risk Checks on behalf of Staffordshire Fire & Rescue Service to all clients referred to them for their handyman service. The Home Fire Risk Checks are completed free as part of their service and this has proved a very successful partnership in helping protect older, disabled and vulnerable people from fire related incidents in their own home.

Crew Manager Mitch Stafford from Blue Watch at Leek Community Fire Station has been shortlisted for the Leadership Message and Cultural Framework Champion category. Mitch has initiated effective and efficient improvements to staffing records during the course of his duties and goes above and beyond what is expected of him in his role. Mitch always does his best to help others and treats people with respect.

In an emergency dial 999. For all other non-emergency enquiries contact: 08451 22 11 55 or log onto: www.staffordshirefire.gov.uk or www.direct.gov.uk/firekills.

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Media opportunity

Reporters and photographers are invited to attend the MORE Awards. Please call Media Officer Fiona Carding on 01785 898578 to confirm attendance.