Firefighters recognised for long service


Emily Davies

Firefighters from Malpas have been honoured for their service to Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service.
Dennis Rich and Tim Waterson were among the 24 operational and support staff presented with Long Service Good Conduct Medals or 20 years’ Continuous Service Medals by Cheshire’s Lord Lieutenant David Briggs at an awards ceremony at Eaton Hall, Chester.
“The Fire Service Long Service and Good Conduct Medal is issued by Royal Warrant, and I was therefore honoured to make the award on behalf of Her Majesty,” said the Lord Lieutenant.
“I extend my sincere congratulations to all medal recipients on achieving 20 years’ exemplary service. 
“The job they do requires humility and respect, and is often delivered under arduous conditions.
“Theirs is a special job – a vocation for which they have been deservedly honoured.”
Chief Fire Officer Paul Hancock added: “This special award is presented to individuals who have served for 20 years and who have, in that time, shown exemplary behaviour. 
“I would like to congratulate everyone who received a medal and thank them for their dedication to the service.”
All the recipients of the Long Service Good Conduct Medal received an award with a long and proud history. It dates back more than 50 years, having been instigated by then Prime Minister, Sir Winston Churchill.

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