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Staffordshire Fire & Rescue Service - Preventing, Protecting, Responding

Service celebrates volunteers

09/06/2017

Staffordshire Fire & Rescue Service's annual volunteer celebration evening
Staffordshire Fire & Rescue Service's annual volunteer celebration evening

The outstanding work of volunteers within Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) has been recognised.

“This event allows me to personally thank each volunteer, on behalf of the Service, for all they do. They’re truly generous people who have a passion for helping others and we really appreciate their willingness to contribute to the Service and local community."

Glynn Luznyj, Director of Prevent and Protect

The annual celebration event took place on Thursday evening, June 8 and was attended by about 55 people.

Glynn Luznyj, Director of Prevent and Protect, welcomed volunteers and staff to the evening which included a talk from three volunteers about their personal experiences of volunteering within the Service.

Sylvia Haywood and Madeleine Cheadle

Volunteer Madeleine Cheadle spoke of her involvement with Busy Minds, a voluntary group set-up through the Service for elderly and socially isolated people. Volunteers Jade Foulkes, Paul Samuel-Camps, Joe Hill and Amelia Hollingshead shared details of their voluntary work with the Fire Cadets in Codsall and Rugeley. Harry Alcock spoke about his experience as a volunteer and Sue Chalhaem promoted Drama Queens, a volunteer role in SFRS which focuses on providing actors and actresses for road traffic collision training.

Paul Samuel-Camps, Amelia Hollingshead, Glynn Luznyj, Jade Foulkes and Paul Samuel-Camps

Following these speeches each volunteer within the Service was presented with a certificate before enjoying a meal together.

Glynn Luznyj said: “Volunteers are so important to our Service and they make a significant contribution to making our communities safer. This event is just a small gesture of our appreciation for all they do day in, day out around the county.

“This event allows me to personally thank each volunteer, on behalf of the Service, for all they do. They’re truly generous people who have a passion for helping others and we really appreciate their willingness to contribute to the Service and local community.

“Anyone interested in becoming a volunteer for the Service can find more information on the dedicated area of our website.”

Visit www.staffordshirefire.gov.uk/volunteers.asp for details of the volunteer roles available and how to apply.

Sue Chalhaem with the Drama Queens