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Celebrating Dedication and Excellence: GMFRS Hosts Long Service and Good Conduct Awards

The outstanding contributions of 67 members of staff have been celebrated by Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service (GMFRS), at an annual awards ceremony hailing their commitment and dedication to keeping communities safe and upholding the values of the Service.

GMFRS hosted its Long Service, Good Conduct awards on Friday November 17 and Saturday 18 November, recognising the dedicated service of many colleagues.

Photo shows row of Long Service Good Conduct medals in their boxes. The medals are engraved with a profile of Queen Elizabeth II and the ribbon colour is red, with yellow bordering stripes.

The 67 staff members represented a staggering combined total of 1,440 years of service, reflecting their commitment to public safety. Both operational and non-operational staff members were honoured at the event.

The Long Service Good Conduct Awards celebrated these remarkable achievements, with the GMFRS volunteer pipers leading the platform party. Family and friends joined staff in the celebration, highlighting their importance in sustaining the dedication of these individuals over the years.

Chief Fire Officer, Dave Russel saluting an award recipient who is saluting back to him on stage at the Long Service Good Conduct award ceremonies.

Award recipients were congratulated on their achievements and thanked for their service with Chief Fire Officer, Dave Russel, handing out the Long Service and Good Conduct clasp and trophies to our non-operational colleagues. This included Watch Managers Darren Collier and Keith Richmond who reached the incredible 30-year milestone.

CFO Dave Russel said: “I want to thank our recipients for their dedication and unwavering commitment to protecting the public, demonstrating our Service’s mission, vision and values. I also want to thank their families and friends for their invaluable support – they too have played a vital role in supporting our recipients throughout their careers."

GMFRS takes pride in its development and positive changes over the past two decades. Adapting to new challenges and embracing innovation, GFMRS ensures its members are equipped to handle the dynamic landscape of emergency response.

Chief Fire Officer, Dave Russel holding a 30-year clasp box while on stage, smiling at a recipient who is entering the frame ready to receive their award.

Chief Fire Officer, Dave Russel shaking hands with award recipient Seonaid Kendall during the presentation of her 30-year award clasp. The two are facing frame right and both are smiling, posing for a photograph.

The Long Service Good Conduct Awards is an opportunity to honour recipients across the Service for their service. These celebrations not only acknowledge the past, but also set the scene for a future where GMFRS continues to excel in its mission of serving and safeguarding the communities of Greater Manchester.

21/11/2023 18:29 PM