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Awards for Redditch and Droitwich fire service stars
8:30am Thursday 10th October 2013 in News
FIREFIGHTERS and staff from Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service (HWFRS), and members of the public, were honoured at an awards ceremony at Worcester’s Guild Hall, including several from Redditch and Droitwich.
Medals were presented by Lt Col Patrick Holcroft LVO OBE, Lord Lieutenant of Worcestershire, as the Queen’s representative, and by Deputy Chief Fire Officer Richard Lawrence and Councillor Derek W Prodger MBE, chairman of Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Authority. The High Sheriff of Worcestershire, Nicholas Wentworth-Stanley, also attended the ceremony to present the High Sheriff’s Award.
The High Sheriff’s Award, which is presented annually to the top Young Firefighter from HWFRS, was received by Paige Harris of the Droitwich branch of the Young Firefighters.
Those firefighters that had completed 30 years of continuous and meritorious service were presented with the Thirty Years’ Service Award, including crew commander Neville Brookes, from Urban Search and Rescue (USAR) in Droitwich, and retired watch commander Christopher George, also from USAR.
Long Service and Good Conduct Medals, awarded to those who have given 20 years wholetime or part-time service during which their character and conduct has been good, were also presented to watch commander Adrian Taylor from Redditch and firefighter Steven Williams, also from Redditch.
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