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Staffordshire Fire & Rescue Service - Preventing, Protecting, Responding

Stars of Service to be recognised at awards

14/08/2017

SFRS Awards
SFRS Awards

Residents across Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent are being asked to cast their vote in the hunt for the Fire Service Champion of 2017.

"It is only right that nominations for this public focused award are chosen by the public themselves, those who are at the very heart of the Service and central to all we do. We’re inviting you to nominate either an individual from the Service or a team, basically anyone you want to say thank you to for making a valuable and positive contribution to your life."

Chief Fire Officer Becci Bryant

Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service’s revamped awards are set to take place on Thursday October 12 to recognise and reward those who have made an outstanding contribution in their role.

The Awards, which are being held for the tenth year, will feature up to 14 categories, including the publicly nominated Fire and Rescue Champion of The Year award.

This is given to the individual or team to have demonstrated outstanding community spirit, going beyond the call of duty to help people overcome difficult situations.

Chief Fire Officer Becci Bryant said: "It is only right that nominations for this public focused award are chosen by the public themselves, those who are at the very heart of the Service and central to all we do.

"We’re inviting you to nominate either an individual from the Service or a team, basically anyone you want to say thank you to for making a valuable and positive contribution to your life.

"In times of trouble or distress we strive to provide our community with a service which is both professional and empathetic to the situation in hand.

"Across the Service our staff are committed to helping our communities and we remain completely focussed on being the very best we can be. From someone in Fire Control keeping a member of the public calm and reassured over the telephone while an incident takes place, to support staff that go the extra mile to build valuable community relationships and firefighters that show incredible bravery at incidents."

Members of the public can complete their nomination forms on the Service’s website here and those who nominate staff that are shortlisted will be invited to attend the award ceremony in October.

The closing date for nominations is Sunday September 10.

The remaining categories will be publicised internally, with staff asked to nominate colleagues and partners that they feel have gone the extra mile.

Details of the individuals/teams shortlisted for an award will be released in due course.