The 2017 Excellence in Fire & Emergency Awards, held on December 8th at One Great George Street, London, celebrated innovative practices, initiatives, partnerships, technology and influential individuals in the fire and emergency services. Hosted by London Fire Brigade’s Steve Apter and Dr Sabrina Cohen-Hatton, with the voiceover provided by the voice of University Challenge, Roger Tilling, the awards were a wonderful opportunity to recognise and celebrate the hard work and achievements of the fire and emergency services.
The judging panel had some extremely difficult decisions to make, but we are delighted to announce the winners of the Excellence in Fire and Emergency Awards 2017!
Fire and Emergency Resilience Award
The London Resilience Group
Project of the Year
Primetech and West Midlands Fire Service
Innovation of the Year
Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service Road Safety Team
Training Provider of the Year
UKRO Education and Development Directorate
Partnership of the Year
Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service
Emergency Services Partnership of the Year
Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service
Team of the Year
Gloucestershire Inclusive Network Group
International Best Practice
United Arab Emirates Civil Defence
Most Influential Woman in Fire
Lynne Gow, Scottish Fire and Rescue Service
Most Influential BAME Individual in Fire
Surjit Singh, London Fire Brigade
Emergency Service of the Year
London Fire Brigade
Outstanding Contribution to the Fire and Rescue Service
Noel McKee, Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service
Congratulations to all the winners, and to all those shortlisted. FIRE magazine would like to thank all those who entered and attended for their support.
FIRE magazine would like to thank our partners for the event; Gore Parallon, Babcock and Rosenbauer. We would also like to thank Angus Fire for sponsoring the drinks reception; Primetech for sponsoring the wine with the meal and Bristol Uniforms for the chocolates, as well as those who have supported categories; Fire Industry Association, Emergency Services Times, Haagen, Texport, Pbi Performance, Hainsworth Technology and the Asian Fire Service Association.