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Staffordshire Fire & Rescue Service - Preventing, Protecting, Responding

Long Service Award Ceremony

Fire and Rescue Service personnel from across the County have been awarded for their long service and good conduct at a presentation ceremony on Monday evening.

The medals and certificates were presented at an awards evening held at Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service’s Headquarters.

The medals were presented by The Vice Lord Lieutenant, Colonel Michael Beatty and the certificates were presented by Peter Dartford, Chief Officer/Chief Executive for Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service.

 The Long Service Award is presented to members of Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service who have completed 20 years continuous service, and the Fire Service Long Service and Good Conduct Medal is awarded to members of the Fire and Rescue Service who have completed 20 years operational service and have demonstrated, during this period their good conduct, loyalty and devotion to duty.

The Vice Chairman of the Fire and Rescue Authority, Cllr Barrie Mycock, who missed the awards ceremony due to illness, said: "I have enormous respect for every single one of these firefighters and feel very disappointed I was unable to attend their special evening."

Recipients from across the County were as follows:

Crew Manager Ian Bacon from Barton under Needwood Fire Station Firefighter

Ashley Clarke from Stafford Fire Station Crew Manager

Robert Fullwood from Kinver Fire Station Firefighter

Michael Gibbons from Penkridge Fire Station Firefighter

Richard Lindley from Longnor Fire Station Firefighter

Brian Ostler from Biddulph Fire Station

Crew Manager Carl Prince from Longton Fire Station

Crew Manager Michael Riley from Longnor Fire Station

Crew Manager Harry Roberts from Newcastle Fire Station

Crew Manager Simon Taylor from Newcastle Fire Station

Vehicle Technician Mark Dayson who is based at Hanley Fire Station