The Fire Fighters Charity has revealed the nominees for it's prestigious Spirit of Fire 2011 awards ceremony which honours members of the Fire and Rescue Service, and the public, who display outstanding bravery and dedication.

The main awards show will take place on Friday 4 November at the East Wintergarden in London with eight, highly deserving award winners to be decided in the following categories:

  • Lifetime Achievement Award: Awarded to an individual who has committed to over 30 years, and has undertaken outstanding dedication to The Fire Fighters Charity by way of fundraising and support.
  • The Fire Fighters Charity Station of the Year: Awarded to the Fire Station that has performed its rescue duties with outstanding dedication and supported the fire services' community through The Fire Fighters Charity.
  • The Fire Fighters Charity Brigade of the Year: Awarded to the Fire & Rescue Service which has been the most supportive of The Fire Fighters Charity in terms of fundraising.
  • The Fire Fighters Charity Supporter of the Year: Awarded to an individual or team who has given support and dedicated time to The Fire Fighters Charity over the past year.
  • The Fire Fighters Charity Beneficiary of Courage: Awarded to a member of the Fire Services community who has shown a strength of character when injured or bad fortune has struck.
  • Fire Services' Public Child Hero: Awarded to a member of the public under the age of 18 who has shown great bravery and dedication when confronted with a fire and rescue situation.
  • Fire Services' Public Adult Hero: Awarded to a member of the public over the age of 18 who has shown great bravery and dedication when confronted with a fire and rescue situation.
  • The Fire Fighters Charity Fire Fighter of the Year: Awarded to a serving fire fighter who has performed an outstanding rescue or gone beyond the call of duty during a fire and rescue situation.

A panel of experienced judges from the fire community had to sort through a record number of entries this year to narrow the field down to an exceptionally high-calibre shortlist.

We will profile of some of the stations, brigades, supporters and fire fighters nominated in the key awards in a feature only available on FIRE from tomorrow.