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Fire service award winners will be announced next week

By Leek Post and Times  |  Posted: July 24, 2014

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The winners of the Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service's prestigious MORE Awards are set to be revealed next week.

Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service will honour members of the organisation who have gone the extra mile to provide a first class service to the community.

Firefighters, support staff, elected members and volunteers have been shortlisted and will attend the seventh annual event at Cannock Community Fire Station on Tuesday, July 29.

Chief Fire Officer Peter Dartford said: “The calibre of nominees for the MORE Awards was extremely high and drawing up the shortlist was a difficult task. Everyone who has reached this stage should be very proud of their achievements.

“The people who work at Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service are incredibly committed to providing a first class service to residents, whether they are on the frontline fighting fires, support staff or volunteers. It is an absolute honour to be able to acknowledge their efforts and to thank them for making a positive contribution to improving the health, safety and well-being of local people.”

The shortlisted nominees are as follows:

Fire Service Champion:

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Paul Robinson (Chase Terrace Firefighter)
Red Watch (Lichfield Fire Station)
Specialist Technicians (Northern Service Delivery Group)

Fire Service Champion – Partnership Achievement:

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Nestle Coffee (Tutbury)
Joyce Underwood (Stoke-on-Trent College)
Jon Connolly (Anti-Social Behaviour Lead Stoke-on-Trent City Council)

Peter Harrison Innovation and Improvement Champion:

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Jac Vincent (Crew Manager - headquarters), Jo Berry and Marie Downes (both former Watch Managers - Headquarters)
Lisa Ash (Reception Supervisor - Headquarters)
Andy Brown (Fire Engineer – Headquarters)

Young Person of the Year

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Sharmayne Pearce (Burton - volunteer)
Emme Looker and Chris Fraser (Eccleshall Student Firefighters)
Cadets (Lichfield Fire Station)Fire Service Champion – Nominated Externally:
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Uttoxeter, Longton, Abbots Bromley and Tutbury crews
Phil Mulligan (Firefighter – Prevent, Eastern Service Delivery Group) and Jo Walker (Community Safety Officer, Eastern Service Delivery Group)
Emme Looker (Eccleshall Student Firefighter)

Fire Service Champion – Fundraiser:

The Ladder Climb Team (Lichfield Fire Station)
The Gump Challenge Team (Tamworth Fire Station)
Simon Poole (Uttoxeter Firefighter)

Fire Service Champion – Service to the Community:

Tutbury Crew (Tutbury Fire Station)
Mike Lowndes (North Service Delivery Group – Specialist Technician)
Keith Morris (Western Service Delivery Group - volunteer)

Leadership Message and Cultural Framework Champion:

Tim Wareham (Learning and Development Manager – headquarters)
Mandy Neale (Water Officer – headquarters)
Rob Horton (Tamworth Firefighter)

Member Involvement in the Community:

Cllr Kath Banks (Stoke-on-Trent City Council)

Cllr Bill Day (Staffordshire County Council)

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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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