Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue celebrates heroes of the pandemic
Excellence and exemplary service have been recognized at the Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service Excellence Awards.
The host of the event was Fire Chief Chris Strickland as well as Deputy Fire Chief Jon Anderson.
They were joined by Deputy Managing Director Matthew Warren and Head of Media and Communications Hayley Douglas.
The Long Service and Good Conduct Medals were presented by Lord Lieutenant Julie Spence.
Mr Strickland presented further awards with Vice President of Fire Services Cllr Mohammed Jamil.
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Mr. Strickland said: “Our awards allow us to celebrate all the hard work and dedication the staff have shown and to thank them and their families for their great support.”
Recipients of long service (20 years) and good conduct medals
Vinnie Crook – Station Commander, Training Center, Huntingdon
Daniel Heathcote – Shift Supervisor, Huntingdon
Sean Hedger – Station Commander, Dogsthorpe
Gareth Horrocks – Crew Commander, Thorney
John Tyrrell – Shift Supervisor, Fire Protection, Cambridge
Support staff for seniority awards
20 years of public service.
Kevin James – Community Safety Officer
Long Service Presentation
John Barlow – 40 years old
Those who have recently retired having completed at least 25 years of service.
Rob Allport – Watch Commander, Stanground.
Sean Dunthorne – Firefighter, Whittlesey
Martin Gridley – Chief Financial Officer
COVID-19 Resource Unit
The team, involving Stuart Smith, Steve Beaton, Jamie Johnson, Tracey Stradling, Jenni Illingworth and Charlotte Lock for their pandemic efforts.
Implementing COVID-19 Secure Workplace
The health and safety team and Tamsin Mirfin for ensuring that all CFRS premises were safe and protected against Covid.
ICT Shared Services Team
For exceptional support
Media and Communication Team
For exemplary support
Operational support group and sales team
Remarkable efforts to procure additional PPE.
Driver training team
Blue light training for ambulance personnel
The training center team
Deliver beyond expectations.
ICCS and supply of the mobilizing system and first stage of implementation
Carrying out of a major equipment procurement and installation project.
Huntingdon Fire Station White Watch
Excellent initial actions in a minibus accident
Strong performance in the transition from manager to group commander
Stocker Standen and Adam King
For their work on the working at height project.
Littleport Fire Station
Impressive fundraising efforts for many years
Fire Chief’s Commendation – Myles Strickland
For out-of-service rescue actions