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2019 Winners

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


Emergency Service of the Year
Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service

Resilience & Learning from Major Incidents
West Midlands Training, Exercising and Learning Group

Innovation of the Year
Fire Escape Hoods, introduced by Steve Collins, London Fire Brigade

Collaboration of the Year
West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service, London Fire Brigade, Essex Fire and Rescue Service, Anglia Ruskin University

Emergency Services Collaboration of the Year
Joint Community Safety Department, South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue and South Yorkshire Police

Training Provider of the Year
Learning and Development, Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service

Project of the Year
NE Area Corrosive Substance Attack Team – GM Jenkins, GM Prasad, GM Vitalis, GM Gustafson, SM Carpenter, DAC Perez – London Fire Brigade

Team of the Year
Community Development and Safeguarding Team, Essex County Fire and Rescue Service

FIRE Magazine Thought Leadership Award
Major General Expert Rashid Thani Al Matrooshi, Director General of Dubai Civil Defence

Young People’s Supporter of the Year
Nick Quinlan, Hertfordshire Fire and Rescue Service

Youth Champion of the Year
Kleria Mendes, London Fire Brigade

Most Influential Woman in Fire
Alex Johnson, South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue

Most Influential LGBT+ Individual in Fire
Pat Carberry, Bedfordshire Fire and Rescue Service

International Best Practice
University of Central Lancashire, School of Engineering Fire Team

Most Influential BAME Individual in Fire
Yasmin Bukhari, Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service

Outstanding Contribution to the Fire and Rescue Service
Roger Nunn, Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service

Unsung Hero Award
Candy Woods, West Midlands Fire Service