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Humberside Fire and Rescue Service’s (HFRS) 14th annual Recognition Awards took place at Hessle’s Country Park on Friday 7 October. The evening celebrates staff, partner agencies and members of the public who have made a positive impact on their peers, the organisation, and the community.

Close up photo of the awards on a table for the staff awards evening

Reward and recognition are vitally important, and HFRS continues to highlight and celebrate those who have gone beyond to support the Service and local community.

HFRS received 79 nominations across nine categories, and these were whittled down to just three in each category by a panel of judges.

A special Chief’s Award was presented to a member of staff who had been chosen by Chief Fire Officer and Chief Executive, Chris Blacksell.

The categories and winners, including sponsors, are shown below:

  • Innovation Award (sponsored by Howdens), winner: Luke Burton
  • Outstanding Contribution Award, winner: Jayne Myers
  • Outstanding Contribution to Charity/Community Group, winner: Neil Gay
  • Partnership of the Year, winner: Steve Lynn, Safer Streets
  • Team of the Year, winners: ICT Team
  • Full-Time/Control Watch of the Year (sponsored by Scania), winners: Calvert Lane Red Watch
  • On-Call Fire Station of the Year, Epworth Fire Station
  • Employer Recognition Award, Withernsea Primary School
  • Team Mate of the Year (sponsored by PBI Performance Products), winner: Ian Shakesby
  • Local Hero Award (sponsored by Capsticks) winner: Ellie Osborne
  • Chief’s Award, winner: Lee Sims

160 guests attended the celebration event, which was hosted by local radio presenter Lizzie Rose.

The Service would like to thank its sponsors, Howdens, PBI Performance Products, Scania and Capsticks for supporting the event and congratulate each nominee for their achievements.