Lincolnshire firefighters honoured for bravery and dedication

Long serving and dedicated fire-fighters and staff from Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue have received special recognition.

They received their medals from the Lord Lieutenant of Lincolnshire at a presentation ceremony at The Showroom in Lincoln.

In particular, four firefighters from Boston received commendations for their swift decision-making and actions following attendance at a fire on the 9th floor of Boston’s Pilgrim Hospital in March.

Staff and firefighters received a series of special awards.

A crew from Spalding were also honoured for their heroic actions at a serious house fire in the town in April during which they not only had to deal with the fire but also an aggressive and constructive person at the scene.

Long service and good conduct medals were presented to a number of the county’s deserving firefighters who have clocked up 20 years of service.

A number of staff were also presented with a certificate by Chief Fire Officer Nick Borrill in recognition of their 20 years’ service with Lincolnshire County Council with five members of staff receiving their 30 year certificate.

There were also commendations awarded to a number of firefighters who were found to have gone above and beyond what is expected in the course of their duty.

Chief Fire Officer Nick Borrill said: “As always, it was both an honour and a privilege to host our annual Long Service awards ceremony.

“This provided the opportunity to recognise the commitment of a number of members of staff, individuals who between them have given over 420 years collective service to fire and rescue and the county council.”