GFRS Long Service Awards Evening
A celebration has taken place to reward employees who have served 20 years with Gloucestershire Fire and Rescue Service.
A special long service awards evening was held on Wednesday 16th November at Gloucester South Fire Station.
Seventeen awards were given out during the ceremony including eleven long service and good conduct medals.
Other awards were given for Telecare response, co-responding and cardiac care. Two High Sheriff's Awards were also given out, and a Chief Fire Officer's Commendation.
A D-Day veteran, who served Gloucestershire Fire and Rescue Service for 30 years, was also honoured by the French government. Eighty-nine year old Jack Crawford, along with other surviving veterans from the Second World War, was presented with France's highest distinction the Order National de la Legion d'honneur.
Cllr Nigel Moor, cabinet member for fire, planning and infrastructure said, "We're very lucky in Gloucestershire to have such an effective and efficient fire and rescue service and I felt honoured to be part of the ceremony to celebrate the hard work and dedication demonstrated by those receiving the awards."
Stewart Edgar, chief fire officer for Gloucestershire Fire and Rescue Service said "It was a real honour for me to present the awards and celebrate the hard work, commitment and dedication which the staff have shown during their 20 years of service."