STAFF AWARDED FOR LONG SERVICE
FOURTEEN staff at Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service who
have collectively served the community for more than 300 years,
were recognised at a special event recently.
The Long Service and Good Conduct Award ceremony took place at
the Service's Training and Development Centre, honouring staff with
more than 20 years service.
In total 11 operational staff and three support staff received
awards - two of them, Alison Bullough and Cath Palmer, for
completing a staggering 40 years service each.
The Fire and Rescue Service Long Service and Good Conduct Medal
is awarded on behalf of Her Majesty the Queen to operational staff
who have 'rendered long and meritorious service' as part of Fire
Services across the UK. The Fire Authority also has a Long Service
award that is presented to non-operational members of staff.
Along with the Long Service awards, the recent celebration event
marked other successes in the Service.
Awards from the Institution of Fire Engineers were presented to
16 members of staff who passed the IFE examinations at Levels, 2, 3
and 4 and Station Manager Jon Aspinall who received an Engineering
The University of Central Lancashire awarded first class honours
degrees to SM Gary Hutchinson, WM David Lenagan and WM Lee Smart
who each completed 4 years of part time study to earn their degrees
in Fire Engineering.
The event brought the uniformed members from Greater Manchester
Fire and Rescue Service and their families together with support
staff colleagues and their families for a ceremony led by County
Fire Officer Steve McGuirk, Chairman of the Fire Authority
Councillor David Acton and Deputy Lieutenant of Greater Manchester
Chairman of Greater Manchester Fire Authority Councillor David
Acton said: "This is an evening to celebrate and say thanks to
those who have loyally served the fire service for 20 years or