Firefighters' Dedication and Commitment Honoured
Firefighters who have served 20 years with Essex County Fire and Rescue Service were presented with medals at a special ceremony on Monday October 21.
Each of the recipients were presented with their Long Service and Good Conduct Medal by the High Sherriff of Essex, Mrs Julia M S Abel Smith DL.
Chief Fire Officer David Johnson, said: “ The Officers are the backbone of Essex County Fire and Rescue Service; they serve with pride and dedication
“They have given 20 years of exemplary service to the communities of Essex and in that time have developed a wealth of knowledge and experience which they can bring to bear in protecting and serving those communities.
“This medal recognises their achievement and is presented by us on behalf of the Monarch and a grateful community.”
Fire Officers honoured were: Divisional Officer Neil Fenwick, Temporary Divisional Officer Greg Keys, Station Officer Terry Jewell, Fire Control Operator Katrina Clarke, Sub Officer Steven Milchard, Station Officer Gary Hastings, Leading Firefighter Mark Curtis, Station Officer Lin Kettley, Station Officer Carl Pullen, Firefighter Mark Webb, Leading Firefighter Neil Young, Firefighter Phillip Wright, Divisional Officer Nigel Dilley, Station Officer Stuart Hare, Firefighter Michael Weald, Sub Officer Paul Speller and Firefighter Brian Foster.
Jeanne Barrett was awarded 20 years long service for her role as administration assistant in the Training Department.
Val Pluck received the Chief Fire Officer’s Special Commendation for being the longest serving member of staff.
Special Awards were issued to Anthony Brown and EFA Vice Chairman Cllr. Ann Holland.