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[14 OCT 98] WARWICKSHIRE FIRE & RESCUE SERVICE PRESS RELEASE
Long Service And Good Conduct Awards Ceremony

The County Fire Officer, Wallace Redford QFSM, is pleased to announce that the annual Long Service and Good Conduct Medal and Award Ceremony will be held at the Fire Station, Warwick Street, Leamington Spa on Friday 16 October 1998 at 8pm.

The medals will be presented by Her Majesty’s Lord Lieutenant of Warwickshire, Mr Martin Dunne.

The Long Service and Good Conduct medals are awarded to firefighters who have completed 20 years meritorious service.

The medal recipients receiving their awards are as follows;

  • Sub Officer Andrew Lymn – Stratford Upon Avon
  • Leading Fire-fighter Desmond Crow – Studley
  • Leading Fire-fighter Philip Jones – Rugby
  • Leading Fire-fighter John Taylor – Bedworth
  • Fire-fighter Michael Broadaway – Bedworth
  • Fire-fighter Norman Henderson – Coleshill
  • Fire-fighter Andrej Nisevic – Nuneaton

In addition to these presentations County Fire Officer Commendations will be presented to:

  • Fire-fighter David Bennett from Henley in Arden for his actions during the rescue of a bullock
  • Fire-fighter Stephen Bolt from Leamington Spa for his actions during the rescue of a horse
  • Miss Vikki Hartshorn from Service Headquarters for her meritorious actions during the Easter floods.

The Retained Availability Competition for the part-time fire station that has remained available for the longest period of time throughout the year has joint winners, both Fenny Compton and Studley Fire Stations achieved a 100% record. This presentation will be made by Councillor Tim Naylor, Chairman of the Emergency Services Sub-Committee.

The final awards will be presented by Councillor Ray Sweet, Chairman of Warwickshire County Council, to the winners and runners up in the Inter Station Garden Competition for the best Fire Station garden this year.

The overall winner is Studley Fire Station, who also won the part-time fire station award with Alcester Fire Station as this year’s runners up. In the wholetime Fire Station category Rugby Fire Station were the winners, in addition to this they will receive the award for the most improved station garden, and Nuneaton Fire Station were runners up.

MORE INFORMATION:
Malcolm Tandy, Press Offcier  01926 423231

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