Evening of celebration for Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service at Theatre Severn

Theatre Severn hosted a long service and good conduct awards ceremony on Monday 17 June for Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) staff.

Honoured on the night were 16 recipients of the Long Service and Good Conduct award, presented to employees in recognition of 20, 30 or 40 years of exemplary service; including former SFRS Chief Fire Officer Rod Hammerton.

High Sheriff Brian Welti and Rod Hammerton

Vice Lord-Lieutenant Jenny Wynn DL with Watch Manager Katie White

Miniature medals for family members of serving firefighters were presented by Assistant Chief Fire Officer (ACFO) Guy Williams.

Emily Jackson receiving her miniature medal from ACFO Guy Williams

Area Manager Marc Millward served as MC on the night and said:

“Our Medal Ceremony evenings are a great opportunity for SFRS staff and their families to get together and celebrate the incredible dedication they have shown to the communities of Shropshire over the years.

“As firefighters we tend to be humble and downplay our achievements, but nights like these give us all the opportunity to admire what we have achieved both individually and collectively.”

Two Chief Fire Officer commendations were awarded by ACFO Sam Burton. Recipient Firefighter Stephen Stennett was awarded for his quick, level-headed and selfless act in preventing a vulnerable individual from taking his own life.

ACFO Sam Burton and Firefighter Stephen Stennett

Crew Manager Ed Booth received a commendation for the empathy and professionalism he demonstrated whilst assisting a vulnerable individual during an incident.

ACFO Sam Burton with Crew Manager Ed Booth

Ashley, Matthew and Jason Brown were recipients of the Special Recognition Award for their hard work sorting and distributing The King’s Coronation Medals across the Service.

ACFO Guy Williams with Matthew, Jason and Ashley Brown

If you want to know more about becoming a firefighter and what the role involves, visit: https://www.shropshirefire.gov.uk/firefighters

19th June, 2024