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-tex Products­­, and Babcock – 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: Emergency One, Clan Tools, MSA The Safety Company, Clarita Solutions, Infographics, Fire Industry Association, Primetech, Vimpex, Emergency Services Times, Hainsworth Technology, PBI Performance Products, the Institution of Fire Engineers, the Asian Fire Service Association, Angus Fire and Bristol Uniforms. 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.


Emergency Service of the Year
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service


Fire and Emergency Resilience
Buckinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service


Innovation of the Year
UAE Civil Defence [Marine firefighting]


Partnership of the Year
Fit, Fed and Read Partnership, Hertfordshire Fire and Rescue Service


Emergency Services Partnership of the Year
Winner: County Durham and Darlington Fire and Rescue Service


Training Provider of the Year
International Business Development and Delivery Team, Fire Service College


Project of the Year
South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue


Team of the Year
South Wales Fire and Rescue Service


Most Influential Woman in Fire
Diane Dunlevey, Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service


International Best Practice
Pup Upton and Dave Thurston, East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service


Most Influential BAME Individual in Fire
Satbinder Nar, West Midlands Fire Service


Unsung Hero
Dennis Wickham, Hertfordshire Fire and Rescue Service


Outstanding Contribution to the Fire and Rescue Service
Lewis Ramsay, Scottish Fire and Rescue Service


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 2018 awards lunch, held again at One Great George Street, proved an even better event than last year having grown with more categories, over 100 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, Dr Rowena Hill, Catherine Levin, Yasmin Bukhari and Dalvinder Rai, for helping to make the awards informative, accessible and entertaining.”