Honours for long-serving fire staff

Award recipients at Northumberland Fire and Rescue Service.
Award recipients at Northumberland Fire and Rescue Service.

A host of fire service staff have been honoured for their dedication to their roles.

Northumberland Fire and Rescue Service held its Long Service and Good Conduct Medal and Community Awards ceremony to honour employees within the service.

Medals are given to employees with more than 20 years’ service, while recognition is also given to those who have shown exceptional dedication within their roles.

The awards are given to employees across all ranks within the fire service, and each recipient is nominated by the Chief Fire Officer.

The honour is bestowed by the Queen in accordance with a new royal warrant.

In addition to the medals, awards were presented in recognition of outstanding achievement and service.

Paul Hedley, Chief Fire Officer, said: “This award ceremony is a great opportunity for us to say thank you to all the amazing fire and rescue staff we have throughout Northumberland.”