A number of firefighters received awards in this year’s Queen’s Birthday Honours list. Fire would like to congratulate all of the recipients.
Those honoured include:
Christie Smith, Former head of Police and Fire Reform Division, Scottish Government, for services to Emergency Services Reform in Scotland. (North Berwick, East Lothian)
Rita Marie Dexter, Deputy commissioner, London Fire Brigade, for services to Local Government and to the Fire and Rescue Service in London. (Teddington, Middlesex)
John Francis Duffy, Secretary, Fire Brigade Union Scotland, for services to the Fire and Rescue Service in Scotland. (Forfar, Angus)
Rosanna Briggs, Deputy Head of Service and Deputy County Emergency Planning Officer, Essex County Fire and Rescue Service, for services to Civil Protection. (Peverel, Essex)
Doreen Ann Engall, Vice-Chair, Humberside Fire Authority, for services to Local Government.
David James King, Retained Firefighter South Wales Fire and Rescue Service, for charitable services and for services to the community in Porthcawl, Bridgend. (Porthcawl, Bridgend)
Michael Ian Larking, Senior Executive Officer, Fire Safety Division, Department for Communities and Local Government, for services to Fire Awareness and Prevention. (Orpington, Kent)
Paul Charles Settle, General Secretary The Firefighters Memorial Trust, for public and charitable services. (Ashford, Kent)
Keith Stringer, Station Manager, Helston Fire Station, Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service, for services to the community and to Young People in Cornwall. (Helston, Cornwall)
Clive Williams, Station Manager, St. Just Fire Station, Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service, for services to the Fire and Rescue Service and to the local community. (Penzance, Cornwall)
British Empire Medal
Robert John Morris, Watch Commander, Redditch Fire Station, for services to the community in Worcestershire. (Redditch, Worcestershire)
Queen's Fire Service Medal
Martyn Emberson, Chief Fire Officer, Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue Service.
Elizabeth Hampson, Group manager, North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service.
Roy Andrew Wilsher OBE, Chief Fire Officer, Hertfordshire Fire and Rescue Service.
Stewart Edgar, former Chief Fire Officer, Highlands and Islands Fire and Rescue Service.
Anthony (Tony) Linney, Retained Watch Manager, Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (Fife Area)
Paul Souden, Retained Crew Manager, Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (Strathclyde Area)
Martin Joyce, Assistant Group Commander, Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service.