Fire service staff honoured at awards ceremony

By Antony Clay | 27/07/2017

Fire service staff honoured at awards ceremony
Watch Manager Nicola Hobbs is presented with her prize by Master Cutler, Richard Edwards.

FIRE service staff have been honoured for their service to the community.

The South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue received two awards at the Cutlers’ Company Police and Fire Service annual awards. 

The awards, which were handed out at the Cutlers Hall in Sheffield, were presented by the Master Cutler, Richard Edwards.

Watch Manager Nicola Hobbs won the individual prize for her involvement and impact on the diverse communities of South Yorkshire.

She has been instrumental in supporting the Fire Cadet programme throughout the seven cadet branches in South Yorkshire and has been heavily involved with the Prince’s Trust and the Cutlers Better Learners, Better Workers programme.

Nicola donated her £250 cash prize to Sheena Amos Youth Trust. 

Community fire safety officers and the High Risk Coordination Team took home the group award for their service to the people of South Yorkshire.

The team fits tens of thousands of smoke alarms each year, helping to reduce the number of accidental dwelling fires in the homes of some of the most vulnerable people in society.

They donated their £250 cash prize to Barnsley Animal Rescue Charity (BARC). 

Deputy chief fire officer Martin Blunden said: “These award wins are a great achievement for the fire service and provide well deserved recognition for the hard and varied work our staff do to keep the public of South Yorkshire safe.”

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