FIREFIGHTERS from the class of 1991 reunited during a
Long Service and Good Conduct Award ceremony at the fire service
Training and Development Centre in Manchester.
The event brought the uniformed members from Greater Manchester
Fire and Rescue Service and their families together with colleagues
for a ceremony led by Deputy County Fire Officer Jim Owen, Chairman
of the Fire Authority Councillor Paul Shannon and Lord-Lieutenant
of Greater Manchester Warren Smith.
The Fire and Rescue Service Long Service and Good Conduct Medal
is awarded on behalf of Her Majesty the Queen to everyone who has
'rendered long and meritorious service' as members of Fire Services
across the UK.
The evening was a huge success; with all present making the most
of the event catch up with colleaguesâ€¦ which was a long time coming
for some who hadn't seen each other since joining Greater
Manchester Fire and Rescue Service more than 20 years ago.
Chairman of Greater Manchester Fire Authority Councillor Paul
Shannon said: "This is such a proud event for those who have served
the fire service for 20 years, and their families.
Collectively the recipients of the Long Service and Good Conduct
Award, that was presented to them by Lord-Lieutenant Warren Smith
on behalf of Her Majesty the Queen, have more than 400 years
service and experience between them; which they no doubt will share
with the younger members of the Service."