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Awards and Past Winners

 

Emergency Service of the Year

About the award

The Emergency Service of the Year Award will be given to the service that has demonstrated a significant difference to fire and emergency performance. The winner will demonstrate one or more of the following: a reduction in deaths and injuries, improved emergency response, excellence in operational response and significant advancements in improving the lives of the community. This award is open to any fire or Emergency service.

Past winners

  • 2018 - Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service
  • 2017 - London Fire Brigade

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Partnership of the Year

About the award

The Partnership of the Year Award will be presented to a fire or emergency individual or team that has participated in a partnership(s) which has made a discernible improvement to the community they serve. The winner will demonstrate innovation and ingenuity, providing best practice and best value, and showing flexible and effective working practices.

Past winners

  • 2018 - Fit, Fed and Read Partnership, Hertfordshire Fire and Rescue Service
  • 2017 - Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service
  • 2016 - Youth Intervention Team, West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service
  • 2015 - The National Operational Guidelines Programme
  • 2014 - Dorset Fire & Rescue Service for Safe and Independent Living

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Lifetime Achievement Award / Outstanding Contribution Award

About the award

This blue ribbon lifetime achievement award will be presented to a leading fire or emergency figure who has made a significant, positive contribution to the emergency services arena over a sustained period of at least 30 years.

Past winners

  • 2018 - Lewis Ramsay
  • 2017 - Noel McKee
  • 2016 - Charles McGill
  • 2015 - Dave Ramscar
  • 2014 - Ronnie King

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Innovation of the Year

About the award

The Innovation of the Year Award will be given to an individual or team that has developed innovative technology or a way of working that has made a significant difference to fire and emergency performance and delivery. The winner will demonstrate one or more of the following: improved safety measures which have led to saving lives and reducing injuries, produced significant cost savings, and improved the provision of emergency response.

Past winners

  • 2018 - UAE Civil Defence [Marine firefighting]
  • 2017 - Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service Road Safety Team
  • 2016 - London Fire Brigade for Electronic Premises Information Plates Information Management Department
  • 2015 - Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue and East Midlands Ambulance Service for the Joint Ambulance Conveyance Project
  • 2014 - Innohome for the Stove Guard System

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Training Provider of the Year

About the award

The Training Provider of the Year Award will be presented to an individual, organisation or team that has delivered exceptional training for fire and emergency personnel. The winner will demonstrate transference of learning, exceptional feedback, organisational improvements directly linked to the training, and innovation and best practice.

Past winners

  • 2018 - International Business Development and Delivery Team, Fire Service College

  • 2017 - UKRO Education and Development Directorate

  • 2016 - West Midlands Fire Service Command Development Team – Exercise and Examination Virtual Reality (XVR) incident command simulation
  • 2015 - The UKRO Trauma Teamz
  • 2014 - UCLAN for Educating Fire Professionals

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Project of the Year

About the award

Recognising the most effective and efficient outsourced project, the fire or emergency winner will demonstrate a clear efficiency saving and improvement of service to the public. In addition, the project will deliver sizeable cost savings, streamlined business processes, and innovation and best practice.

Past winners

  • 2018 - South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue
  • 2017 - Primetech and West Midlands Fire Service
  • 2016 - EUR – Multi Agency Exercise, London Fire Brigade
  • 2015 - Greater Manchester’s Community Risk Intervention Teams
  • 2014 - Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service for the Progression Pathway

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Emergency Services Partnership of the Year

About the award

The Emergency Services Partnership of the Year Award will be presented to a multi-agency team working across the blue-light services that has participated in a partnership(s) which has made a discernible improvement to the community they serve. The winner will demonstrate innovation and ingenuity, providing best practice and best value, and showing flexible and effective working practices.

Past winners

  • 2018 - County Durham and Darlington Fire and Rescue Service
  • 2017 - Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service
  • 2016 - Braunstone Blues, Leicestershire Police, Fire and EMAS
  • 2015 - Hayle’s Tri-Services Office

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Team of the Year

About the award

Presented to a fire or emergency team that has made a demonstrable difference to the organisation and community they serve. The winner will demonstrate one or more of the following: reduced deaths and injuries, significant efficiencies and cost savings, and changing and improving the lives of members of the community.

Past winners

  • 2018 - South Wales Fire and Rescue Service
  • 2017 - Gloucestershire Fire and Rescue Service Inclusive Network Group
  • 2016 - Warwickshire Fire and Rescue Service DRASP team
  • 2015 - The London Fire Brigade Fire Cadets
  • 2014 - West Midlands Fire Service for its Fire Research and Investigation Section

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Fire and Emergency Resilience

About the award

The Fire & Emergency Resilience Award will be presented to an individual or group which has shown an improvement in resilience arrangements against terrorism or natural hazard in the last 12 months. The winner will show the effective use of resources, demonstrate effective response and inter-agency cooperation.

Past winners

  • 2018 - Buckinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service    
  • 2017 - London Resilience Group

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Most Influential BAME Individual in Fire

About the award

The winner of the Most Influential Black Asian and Minority Ethnic Individual in Fire will have demonstrate a positive contribution to diversity and equality in the Fire and Rescue Service over the last 12 months.

Past winners

  • 2018 - Satbinder Nar - West Midlands Fire & Rescue Service
  • 2017 - Surjit Singh, London Fire Brigade
  • 2016 - Preith Shergill, West Midlands Fire Service

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Most Influential Woman in Fire

About the award

Celebrating the contribution of women to the Fire and Rescue Service in the UK, entrants can nominate any woman working with or for a fire and rescue service who has made a discernible difference to fire and rescue performance in the last 12 months.

Past winners

  • 2018 - Diane Dunleavy 
  • 2017 - Lynne Gow
  • 2016 - Becci Bryant
  • 2015 - Danielle Cotton

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International Best Practice

About the award

The winner will have demonstrated the highest level of professionalism, making a group or individual contribution that has advanced safety from fire, internationally.

Past winners

  • 2017 - United Arab Emirates Civil Defence
  • 2016 - Peter Cowup
  • 2015 - Russ Timpson
  • 2018 - Pup Upton and Dave Thurston, East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service

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Unsung Hero Award

About the award

The Unsung Hero Award will be given to an individual who has made an outstanding contribution to the fire and emergency services over the last 12 months. The winner will demonstrate a sustained and significant contribution to the community, evidencing ingenuity and determination whilst helping to improve the lives of colleagues and/or members of the public.

Past winners

  • 2018 – Dennis Wickham, Hertfordshire Fire and Rescue Service

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