Congratulations to all the winners at this year’s Excellence in Fire & Emergency Awards – the celebration of innovative working practices, initiatives, partnerships and technology in the fire and emergency services.

FIRE magazine publisher Pavilion Publishing – in partnership with Gore Parallon Systems, Securitas and Franklin Hodge, Carter Synergy and Carter Environmental Engineers – would like to thank all those who attended the Excellence in Fire & Emergency Awards (EFEs). FIRE would also like to thank our on the day sponsors: Angus Fire, Firesa Council, Emergency Services Times, Bristol Uniforms, PBI Performance Products, Haagen, Babcock, the Institution of Fire Engineers and the Asian Fire Service Association. The EFEs proved to be an exclusive gathering uniting suppliers and industry supporters with chief officers to recognise the very best of UK trade in partnership with emergency services.

This year’s winners were:

  • EUR – Multi Agency Exercise, London Fire Brigade – Project of the Year
  • Electronic Premises Information Plates/Information Management Department, London Fire Brigade – Innovation of the Year
  • West Midlands FS Command Development Team – Exercise and Examination Virtual Reality (XVR) incident command simulation unit – Training Provider of the Year
  • Innohome Flood and Fire Guard – Supplier of the Year
  • Youth Intervention Team, West Yorkshire FRS – Partnership of the Year
  • Braunstone Blues, Leicestershire Police, Fire and EMAS – Emergency Services Partnership of the Year
  • Warwickshire FRS DRASP team – Team of the Year
  • Peter Cowup – International Fire Professional of the Year
  • Becci Bryant – Most Influential Woman in Fire of the Year
  • Charles McGill – Lifetime Achievement Award


EFE Awards


FIRE would like to thank our Judging Panel for the difficult task of sifting through dozens of high-quality entries to reach the shortlist and winners. 

Speaking about the event, FIRE Editor Andrew Lynch said: “We are delighted that our 2016 awards lunch, held again at One Great George Street, proved an even better event than last year having grown with more categories, a staggering 130 entries and a great ceremony. I would like to thank everyone who helped make this into the foremost awards event and many congratulations to all our winners.

“I’d particularly like to thank our awards hosts, Chief Fire Officer Paul Fuller, Bedfordshire and Luton Fire and Rescue Service, and Jon Hall, Resilience Advisors Network, for helping to make the awards informative, accessible and entertaining.”

You can download photos from the awards here.

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