Glastonbury Fire Station 180The Chief Fire Officer of Devon & Somerset FRS has awarded a Certificate of Appreciation to Glastonbury Fire Station for their "significant contribution to the local community".

They are the only station in Somerset to receive this prestigious award this year. This award is based on the activities undertaken by the station, such as charity fundraising, sporting achievements and engagement with the community, amongst others, whilst also looking and maintaining availability to provide a much needed response to the local community.

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Like most of the stations in Devon and Somerset, Glastonbury are crewed by "On Call" firefighters. Glastonbury attended over 280 incidents in the last 12 months ranging from bin fires to some major house and industrial fires.

Watch Manager Adam Whitcombe said: "We are really proud to have received this award from the Chief [Lee Howell]. I'd like to thank all the staff here in Glastonbury, their families and employers for the support they have given the station over the last year."

The management team at Glastonbury fire station also gave their thanks to their 12 firefighters employers who allow their staff to leave what they are doing when a fire call is received, saying "without their support we would not be able to achieve the availability we give".