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Staffordshire Fire & Rescue Service - Preventing, Protecting, Responding

Service is shortlisted for a trio of top titles

02/11/2016

Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service has been shortlisted for a trio of top titles as part of a national awards ceremony.

"The teams and individuals who have been shortlisted for the awards have already achieved a great deal as the calibre of entries from our colleagues across the country is always exceptional. It would be a privilege for members of the Service to be recognised as leaders on a national stage and I would like to congratulate all of Staffordshire’s nominees for their success on being shortlisted and to wish them luck on December 2."

Chief Fire Officer Becci Bryant

The nominees will go head to head against colleagues from across the UK in the Excellence in Fire and Emergency Awards 2016. The ceremony, hosted by FIRE Magazine, will take place in London on December 2.

It aims to commend innovative working practices, initiatives, partnerships and technology in the fire and emergency services.

Chief Fire Officer (CFO) Becci Bryant and Equality and Diversity Manager Diane Dunlevey have both been chosen for the ‘Most Influential Woman in Fire’ category. This award will honour a nominee who has made a discernible difference to fire and rescue service performance in the past year.

The Business Intelligence Team is in with the chance of scooping the ‘Innovation of the Year’ title. The team has developed a risk stratification programme which allows the Service to target its prevention activities far more effectively. It operates using a gold, silver and bronze system which means that the Service can prioritise those who are the most at risk when allocating appointments for ‘Safe and Well’ visits.

The winner of this category will have improved safety measures, potentially leading to lives being saved and injuries reduced, produced significant cost savings or improved the provision of emergency response.

The Learning and Development Team has been shortlisted for the title of ‘Training Provider of the Year’. It has become an accredited centre for a range of training and development programmes as well as an approved centre for the Institution of Fire Engineers. The team has branched out by delivering training to private and voluntary sector organisations including Jaguar Landrover, JCB and the Staffordshire Search and Rescue Team.

The category will praise an individual, organisation or team that has delivered exceptional training for fire and emergency personnel. The winner will have demonstrated transference of learning, first-class feedback, organisational improvements directly linked to the training, innovation and best practice.

CFO Becci Bryant said: "It is a real honour for the Service to have been shortlisted for these prestigious national awards and I am extremely proud, both from a personal perspective as well as a professional perspective, that we have reached this stage in the competition. Staffordshire is an extremely innovative fire and rescue service and we are always striving to find more efficient and effective ways to make our communities safer while at the same time balancing the books.

"The teams and individuals who have been shortlisted for the awards have already achieved a great deal as the calibre of entries from our colleagues across the country is always exceptional. It would be a privilege for members of the Service to be recognised as leaders on a national stage and I would like to congratulate all of Staffordshire’s nominees for their success on being shortlisted and to wish them luck on December 2."