A Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service Fire Engineer has been given a commendation for his invaluable work in the promotion and use of fire sprinklers.
Stuart Ruckledge presented at the National Fire Chief Council’s (NFCC) Sprinkler Conference at Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service (DFRS) on March 14 where he explained the innovative work currently being done within SFRS on the utilisation of dry risers in sprinkler installations.
During the conference as part of the National Fire Sprinkler Network’s (NFSN) AGM he was given the unexpected accolade by the Chair of the NFSN and the Chief of DFRS,Terry McDermott.
Stuart has spearheaded the Service’s Community Sprinkler Project since 2016 and has already seen two systems retrofitted in high rise buildings in Lichfield and 33 other buildings in Staffordshire are in the process of having sprinklers installed.
He said: “This was a very proud and humbling moment for me and the fire service.
“I was amazed to have received the honour from my colleagues and had the achievements of the Service recognised. It really has been a team effort and the work that we are doing is something I am extremely proud to be a part of.
“I’d like to thank the NFSN Executive Council and membership for this commendation from myself and also on behalf of SFRS.”