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Humberside Fire and Rescue Service (HFRS) held their annual Long Service and Good Conduct Ceremony, at The Guildhall, on Friday 17 September, to recognise long serving staff, who have reached their 20 and 30 years in Service.

The evening offered fire service tradition and elegance with a formal Awards presentations, where the Deputy Lieutenant of the East Riding of Yorkshire, Mrs Julie Good, presented 27 members of staff with their 20 Year Fire Brigade Medal.

Chris Blacksell, Chief Fire Officer, presented one member of staff with their 20 Year Award and 4 members of staff with their 30 Year Award.

The evening applauded two members of staff who received Commendations from the Chief Fire Officer for their outstanding performance of duty and high standard of professionalism towards HFRS and its community.

John Briggs, Chair of the Humberside Fire Authority, awarded all HFRS staff with a Humberside Fire Authority Commendation for their exemplary work during the COVID-19 pandemic. He said:

“Staff have adapted to change to keep their colleagues and communities safe, and overcome professional and personal challenges to give their very best efforts to serve HFRS during this unprecedented time.

The ongoing acts of kindness shown by staff exemplifies the greatest of HFRS when faced with uncertainty.”

HFRS continue to acknowledge the commitment and dedication of all its employees as they provide a vital service to the community.