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Recognition for Humberside Fire and Rescue Service staff and partners

22 November 2019

Humberside Fire and Rescue Service (HFRS) staff and partners of the Service have been recognised as part of an annual awards ceremony.

Recognition for Humberside Fire and Rescue Service staff and partners

The 11th annual Recognition Awards took place at Hessle’s Country Park Inn on Friday 22 November. The evening celebrates members of HFRS staff and partners who have made a positive impact on their peers, the organisation or the community.

Almost 100 nominations were received from members of HFRS staff across eight 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:

Team of the Year (sponsored by Bristol Uniforms) Youth Engagement Instructors
Outstanding Contribution (sponsored by Lampada Digital Solutions) Bridlington Green Watch, Driffield Fire Station and Matt Sutcliffe
Fire Station/Watch of the Year (sponsored by Scania) Clough Road White Watch
Partnership of the Year (sponsored by Hobson Porter) Blue Lights Brigade
Innovation (sponsored by Howdens Joinery) Michael Nicholson
Outstanding Contribution to The Fire Fighters Charity (Sponsored by Connexin) Jason Frary
Team Mate of the Year (sponsored by PBI Performance Products) Shona Tinch
Local Hero Award (sponsored by Capsticks Solicitors LLP) Jenny Gaskell
Chief’s Award (sponsored by FireAngel) Sarah Wilkinson

The Local Hero Award category included members of the Humberside community as voted for by members of the public. The winner was Jenny Gaskell.

Almost 200 guests attended the celebration event, which was hosted by local radio presenter Darren Lethem. Stephanie Hirst, radio and television presenter, was the special guest on the evening.

The Service would like to congratulate each nominee for their achievements over 2018-2019.