The dedication of firefighters and support staff with long service with Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service has been officially recognised.
The Long Service Good Conduct Medal for 20 years service was received by 13 serving firefighters and one support member of staff at the prestigious event.
An on-call firefighter and a technical fire safety officer were acknowledged for 40 years service along with two people who joined in 1966 so were given awards for 50 years’ employment. Everyone receiving awards has made a significant difference to, and had an exemplary career with, the Service.
They were presented with their medals and awards by Cheshire’s Lord Lieutenant David Briggs at an awards evening.
Chief Fire Officer Paul Hancock said: “The special awards were presented to individuals who have served for 20, 40 and 50 years and who have, in that time, shown exemplary behaviour.
“I would like to congratulate everyone who received a medal and an award which is a great honour, and thank them for their dedication to the Service, especially those individuals who have worked tirelessly for the organisation for 40 and 50 years.”
20 year medals
- Mike Clarke lives in Warrington and, after working at Wilmslow, Warrington, Runcorn, Birchwood and the service headquarters, he is now Station Manager at Macclesfield and Congleton Fire Stations.
- Adrian Dunning lives in Crewe and after working at Widnes Fire Station for a short time is now stationed at Crewe Fire Station on Red Watch.
- Christopher Holmes lives in Congleton and has been a Watch Manager at Crewe Fire Station before working at the Service HQ in Winsford in the Operational Training Group, where he manages and leads a team of training instructors.
- Robert Martin lives in Northwich and spent nine years at Ellesmere Port before moving to Wilmslow Fire Station.
- Christopher Moorcroft lives in Crewe with his wife and two children and is a firefighter based at the town’s fire station.
- Duncan Palin lives in Northwich and is the station manager at Knutsford and Wilmslow.
40 year medal
- Paul Brider lives in Holmes Chapel and has spent 40 years working as an on-call firefighter at Holmes Chapel Fire Station. Watch Manager Paul also runs his own company fitting windows and was joined at the ceremony by his wife and family.