The achievements of firefighters, police officers, fire service staff and members of the public are to be recognised at Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service's annual awards ceremony (10 October 2019).
The ceremony, which took place at Nottingham's Albert Hall, paid tribute to the professionalism, teamwork, bravery and outstanding contribution displayed by individuals and teams, both in their day-to-day work, and in responding to incidents.
Among those receiving Chief Fire Officer's Commendations and Certificates were firefighters and members of the Air Ambulance crew who responded to a house fire in Collingham last December in which three members of the same family tragically lost their lives. The team that carried out the fire investigation and those who provided community reassurance and advice in the days that followed will also be recognised.
Firefighters and police officers who responded to a fire in a residential home in Wollaton Vale, in which staff and crews were faced with the threat of a man with a firearm, will receive both Chief Fire Officer's Commendations and Nottinghamshire Police Divisional Commander's Commendations.
Awards were also be given to staff and members of the public who have shown courage, bravery and tenacity by administering life-saving CPR following a road traffic collision, braving a house fire to rescue neighbours, or going above and beyond in their role to create safer communities.
The ceremony also saw firefighters who have served for 20 years receiving the Long Service and Good Conduct medal from the Lord Lieutenant Sir John Peace, and fire crews from Stapleford, Arnold and London Road recognised for their fund-raising achievements on behalf of The Fire Fighters Charity.
Chief Fire Officer John Buckley said: ""The annual awards ceremony has become an important date for us as it allows us to recognise and congratulate people for their outstanding contribution to the Service's work and to keeping people safe in Nottinghamshire.
"We often take for granted some of things we do, and pass it off as just being 'part of the job'. But when someone has gone above and beyond – whether that is at an incident, or in our community safety work, or simply by displaying our Service values and making an outstanding contribution as an employee - it is only right that we congratulate and pay tribute to them.
"It is also a privilege and extremely humbling to be able to welcome people who have found themselves in situations where they have no training or experience, but nevertheless go out of their way to help others – often even saving a life.
"I am particularly pleased to be able to welcome our police colleagues this year to receive awards from both organisations in recognition of the fantastic teamwork, mutual support and sharing of expertise that happens almost on a daily basis between our two services, but often goes unnoticed.
"My huge thanks and congratulations go to all of our worthy 2019 recipients."
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A full list of awards is included below.
Please see a full list of awards below:
- Long Service and Good Conduct Medals
- Awards for 20 and 30 years' service
- Chief Fire Officer's Commendation and Certificates of Recognition
- Award for Outstanding Service and Support to the Retained Duty System
- Award for Professionalism
- Award for Valuing and Respecting Others
- Award for Openness to Change
- Award for One Team
- The Lifetime Achievement Award
- The Frank Swann Award for Outstanding Contribution to The Fire Fighters Charity
- Chief Fire Officer's Fundraising Trophy
- The Nottinghamshire and City of Nottingham Fire Authority Creating Safer Communities Award