The Fire Fighters Charity's Spirit of Fire Award winners have been announced at a ceremony from the East Wintergarden at Canary Wharf, London on Friday evening, following a visit to No.10.

The Spirit of Fire Awards was hosted by BBC news presenter Nicholas Owen and saw a host of celebrities, including Esther Rantzen and Fern Britton, congratulate the nominees and winners. The evening closed with a moving tribute to Keith MacGillivray, who steps down this year after nine years as the charity's chairman. He received a Lifetime Achievement Award from judging panelists, John Parry, Chief Executive, and FIRE Editor Andrew Lynch.

Spirit of Fire 2011 Award winners were:

The Fire Fighters Charity Station of the Year: Ellon Fire Station, Grampian Fire and Rescue Service

The Fire Fighters Charity Brigade of the Year: Oxfordshire Fire and Rescue Service

The Fire Fighters Charity Beneficiary of Courage: Glenn Smith and Colin Foster, Staffordshire / London

Fire Services Public Child Hero: Nathan Parkman, Jake Matthews and Fred Amestoy-Pritchard

Fire Services Public Adult Hero: Steven Love

The Fire Fighters Charity Supporter of the Year: Erin McNeill

The Fire Fighters Charity Fire Fighter of the Year: Mike Barton

The Lifetime Achievement Award: Keith MacGillivray.

 

Photo: Fire officers from Ellon Fire Station, Grampian Fire and Rescue Service, receive The Fire Fighters Charity Station of the Year

 

Posted November 7th, 2011 at 1015 by Andrew. Comment by emailing: andrew.lynch@pavpub.com