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!


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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


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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


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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


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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.