Excellence in Fire & Emergency Awards Winners 2022

Congratulations to all the winners of the Excellence in Fire & Emergency Awards – the celebration of innovative working practices, initiatives, partnerships and technology in the fire and emergency services.

FIRE magazine publisher Fire Knowledge – in partnership with MSA Safety, Aico, Gore-Tex Fabrics, and Safety Components – would like to thank all those who attended the Excellence in Fire & Emergency Awards (EFEs). We would also like to thank our on the day sponsors: Dräger, Horizonscan, iTrackPPE, Emergency Services Times/The Emergency Services Show, Infographics, Angus Fire, MSA Bristol, Women in the Fire Service, the Institution of Fire Engineers, the Asian Fire Service Association, PBI Performance Products and Practice to Progress Fire. The EFEs proved to be an exclusive gathering uniting suppliers and industry supporters with chief officers to recognise the very best of UK trade in partnership with emergency services. The roll of honour for the 2022 awards are:

Emergency Service of the Year
Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service

Resilience & Learning from Major Incidents
County Durham and Darlington Fire and Rescue Service Ops Assurance Section

Innovation of the Year
Zero Emission Pumping Appliance, London Fire Brigade

Collaboration of the Year
Ukraine Aid Response – National Fire Chiefs Council, Fire Aid, Fire Industry Association

Emergency Services Collaboration of the Year
Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games, West Midlands Fire Service

Training Provider of the Year
International Safety Training College, Malta

Project of the Year
Chester Community Fire Station

Team of the Year
Diversity and Inclusion Team, West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service

Young People’s Supporter of the Year
Charlie Thomas, Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service

Most Influential Woman in Fire
Samantha Burton, West Midlands Fire Service

Most Influential LGBTQ+ Individual in Fire
Matt Hill, Essex County Fire and Rescue Service

International Best Practice
Leitrim Fire and Rescue Service

Most Influential Ethnic Minority Individual in Fire
Richard Stokes, Avon Fire and Rescue Service

Unsung Hero Award
Gill Cockburn, West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service

Outstanding Contribution to the Fire and Rescue Service
Paul Sayles, Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service

FIRE would like to thank our awards presenters Assistant Chief Fire Officer Alison Kibblewhite and Fire Knowledge Director Dave Etheridge, and the judging panel for the difficult task of sifting through over 100 high-quality entries to reach the shortlist and winners. The judging panel this year was chaired by Mark Hardingham, Chair of the National Fire Chiefs Council. He was joined by Julie King, Chair of Women in the Fire Service; Dalvinder Rai, Chair of the Asian Fire Service Association; Lorna King, FIRE magazine’s Features Editor; and Tony Prosser, FIRE magazine’s Senior Correspondent.

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