Long-serving Fire Service staff celebrated with awards night

Pictured from L-R Lord-Lieutenant of Shropshire, Mrs Anna Turner JP and Station Manager Scott Bishop

Theatre Severn hosted a long service and good conduct awards ceremony last night for Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) staff who have achieved 20 or 30 years service. Miniature medals for family members of serving firefighters were also presented by Councillor Eric Carter, Chair of Shropshire and Wrekin Fire Authority.

Area Manager and host for the evening, Adam Matthews, said:

“We haven’t been able to host these awards nights for the past 18 months due to covid restrictions, so to see everyone here and able to celebrate with their families has been really special.

Our long-serving members of staff bring so much knowledge and experience to the Service that they more than deserve the spotlight on them for the evening, it’s equally important that we recognise the support of their families “ .

Before presenting the medals, Lord-Lieutenant of Shropshire, Mrs Anna Turner JP, said:

“You make Shropshire a better place to be and these medals are proof of that”

Station Manager Scott Bishop, one of the recipients of the 20-year Long Service and Good Conduct Award, said:

“I joined Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service in 2000 before transferring to SFRS in 2005. The past 20 years have absolutely flown by, so tonight has been a great opportunity to pause and reflect on my career.”

SFRS will be back at Theatre Severn next month for their annual Celebration of Success event. This is the official passing out ceremony for the Service’s latest on-call firefighter recruits and an opportunity to showcase what they have achieved to friends and family.

SFRS are always recruiting on-call firefighters from around the County. If you are interested in learning more about this challenging, exciting and rewarding role, visit: shropshirefire.gov.uk/on-call

5th October, 2021