Firefighters from Lichfield are among the leading contenders for a regional award.

Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service MORE Staff Awards 2010 celebrate the good work of serving firefighters and other professional staff.

Cllr Terry Finn, Lichfield Watch Manager Steve Whitehouse, Red Watch Lichfield and the Lichfield Area Command Fundraising Team are among the nominees vying for honours at this year’s awards.

Chief Fire Officer Peter Dartford said: “Vital to the success of Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service is the people that form the organisation, so it is important that we recognise them and celebrate the hard work they do 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

“Over 100 nominations were received and a team of staff from across the organisation have had the difficult and unenviable task of shortlisting the finalists in each category. The winners in each category will be announced at an awards ceremony on March 3 and we’re thrilled that Nick Hancock has accepted our invitation to host the event.”

  • Cllr Terry Finn has been nominated for the Sonja Oatley Award for Member Involvement which recognises a Fire and Rescue Authority Member who has shown outstanding contribution to promoting fire safety messages in the community, encouraging working with partner agencies, supporting area commands and stations and actively engaging with members of the community.
  • Steve Whitehouse has been nominated for the Leadership Message Award which recognises an individual or team that has demonstrated openness, trust and honest, constantly strived for personal improvement as well as being an inspiring role model for colleagues.
  • Red Watch have been nominated for the Innovation and Improvement Award due to the Impact Driver system they are currently trialling which can be used to access damaged vehicles swiftly and safely.
  • Lichfield Area Command Fundraising Team have been nominated for the Fundraiser of the Year Award after raising almost £5,000 for charities last year.


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