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Lincolnshire firefighters honoured for dedication and bravery

18 December 2017

Firefighters and staff from Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue have been recognised for their dedication and long service at an awards ceremony.

Group photo for long serving awards

Front Row (L-R): Andrew Clark High Sheriff of Lincolnshire, Nick Borrill Chief Fire Officer, Mr Toby Dennis Lord Lieutenant of Lincolnshire, Nick Worth Executive Councillor, Canon Terry Steele

Long Service and Good Conduct medals were presented to a number of the county’s deserving firefighters who have clocked up 20 years’ service.

They received their medals from the Lord Lieutenant of Lincolnshire at a presentation ceremony at The Showroom in Lincoln. A number of staff were also presented with a certificate by Chief Fire Officer Nick Borrill in recognition of their 20 years’ service with Lincolnshire County Council, with five members of staff receiving their 30 year certificate.

There were also commendations awarded to a number of firefighters who were found to have gone above and beyond what is expected in the course of their duty.

Chief Fire Officer Nick Borrill said: “As always, it was both an honour and a privilege to host our annual Long Service awards ceremony.

“This provided the opportunity to recognise the commitment of a number of members of staff, individuals who between them have given over 420 years collective service to fire and rescue and the county council.

“This is a fantastic achievement by them and their families and one which it is absolutely right that we celebrate.”

Four firefighters from Boston received commendations for their swift decision-making and actions following attendance at a fire on the ninth floor of Boston’s Pilgrim Hospital in March.

A crew from Spalding were also honoured for their heroic actions at a serious house fire in the town in April during which they not only had to deal with the fire but also some aggressive and obstructive behaviour by an individual at the scene.

Councillor Nick Worth, executive member for fire and rescue at Lincolnshire County Council added: “The achievements of these particular individuals goes to highlight the work of the whole of the fire and rescue service - not only protecting the public day to day - but also going above and beyond what is expected in challenging conditions.

“The situations which we ourselves may hope never to see, are those that our firefighters prepare for, train for and experience first-hand. I personally extend my thanks to each and every one of them.”

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Last updated: 19 December 2017

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