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The nominees have been announced for the Humberside Fire and Rescue Service Community Awards to be held on 24 September at the Country Park Inn, Hessle.

The panel received a high volume of entries and these have now been narrowed down to three per award category. The winners will be announced on the night.

The panel will decide the winners of all the categories bar two. The Chief Fire Officer’s Award remains the personal choice of Dene Sanders, whilst the Local Hero Award will be voted on by the public via text and email. More information will follow.

Individual award for service to the community
Carl Frith – Withernsea Fire Station
Adam McHale – Control
Malcolm Gill – Driffield Fire Station

Project, team or individual who have had the most impact on improving people’s lives
Rita Mullen – South Bank Community Safety
James Meredith & Dave Dillon – North Bank Community Safety
Michelle Emmerson & Kieren Garner – North and South Bank Community Safety

Project, team or individual who have had the most impact on Safer Communities, Safer Firefighters
Peter Sissons & Kris Illingworth – Central Fire Station Blue Watch
Dave Bristow & Liam Plunkett – East Riding
Joe Thornton & Richard Jordan – Immingham East Fire Station Green Watch

Project, team or individual which most engages with vulnerable and hard to reach people in a positive way
Kieren Garner – South Bank Community Safety
Martin Crispey – Bransholme Fire Station White Watch
Matthew Williams – Clough Road Fire Station

Award for inspiring others
Sue Griffiths & Chris Palmer – took in an elderly neighbour as a member of their ‘family’
Katy Southwell – young single mum building a bright future
Liam Watson – Prince’s Trust success story

Best fire station
No shortlist – winner announced on the night

Best team
North Lincs Ops Support
HFRS Wellbeing
Withernsea Fire Station

Award for excellence
Control Red Watch
Joe Martin – Hull Community Safety
Jackie Hick – Control

Partner organisation which has had the most impact on helping HFRS improve people’s lives
Hull Domestic Abuse Partnership
Ted Wharram – Kairos Counselling Service
Colin Montgomery – Motracon Ltd

Partner organisation most active in assisting HFRS to engage with hard to reach and vulnerable members of the community
Julie Danby – Home Oxygen Service
Nicky Kirk – Sensory Team
Lisa Hickman – North and North East Lincs Alzheimer’s Society

Youth group / individual young person of the year
Craig Cockill – student of the course on Rise Academy 2 course
Michael Clarkson – gained full-time employment after Job Centre Plus 10 BTEC programme
Brandon Bronby – brave Hull 3 year old who suffered 23% burns on Christmas Eve

Local Hero Award
Paul Fisher – pulled a surfer who was face down in the sea and administered CPR
David Hayes – rescued an elderly resident from a house fire in Hull
Ray Thompson – searched and located missing woman in ditch

Chief Fire Officer’s Award
No shortlist – winner to be announced on the night

  • East Riding of Yorkshire
  • Hull
  • North Lincolnshire
  • North East Lincolnshire