The fourth annual Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service awards ceremony was held at the Guildhall in Salisbury on Thursday 16 May 2019.
Long Service and Good Conduct Medals were presented on behalf of HM The Queen by the Lord Lieutenant of Dorset, Mr Angus Campbell, and the Vice Lord Lieutenant of Wiltshire, Mr William Wyldbore-Smith.
Other guests included the High Sheriffs, local MPs, representatives of partner agencies such as local councils and the police, as well as the families and friends of those receiving medals or awards.
Making a Difference Awards were presented alongside those for Young Achievers and On-Call Employer of the Year. CFO Ben Ansell also granted Chief Fire Officer’s Commendations.
The 2019 recipients (including those unable to attend the ceremony) were as follows:
Long Service medals
Crew Manager Mark Braithwaite, Crew Manager Ray Bridgman, Watch Manager Terry Brokenshire, Watch Manager Jason Browne, Firefighter Jon Charles, Tess Cross, Firefighter Paul Dear, Watch Manager Mark Evans, Station Manager David Geddes, Firefighter Robert Goldsmith, Crew Manager Steve Halliday, Firefighter Malcolm Hooper, Paul Jenkins, Station Manager Wayne Jones, Station Manager Graham Kewley, Firefighter Jon Kidner, Watch Manager Paul Lawler, Crew Manager Andrew Laskey, Station Manager Jason Moncrieff, Sarah Moore, Firefighter Wayne Nelhams, Firefighter Stephen Nicol, Crew Manager Lee Norton, Watch Manager Steven Pask, Firefighter Shane Read, Crew Manager Antonio Rodriguez, Station Manager Jason Rogers, Watch Manager Dave Smith, Firefighter Richard Stutes, Firefighter Dale Sugg, Watch Manager Guy Tadman, Crew Manager Stuart Williams.
Chief Fire Officer’s Commendations
- Group Manager Tim Gray, Crew Manager Martin Waker, Firefighters Neil Endicott, Alex Wells, Lisa Morrell, Josh Wyer
- Mrs Alison Mayne, Watch Manager Dave Smith, Crew Manager Stephen Nicol, Firefighters Mark Stokes, Heidi Hawley, Fred Sedgeley
- Firefighters Calum Docherty, Steven Giles
- Firefighter Lee McCumiskey
- Mr Ben Howarth
- Mr Luke Ridley
Making A Difference Awards – sponsored by Capita
- Watch Manager Chris Mitchell
- Control Watch Manager Kate Dewey
- Retired Firefighter Simon Owen
- Retired Firefighter Chris Wannell
Young Achiever Awards
- Callum Derrick
- Martin Bennett
On-Call Employer of the Year
- Tincknell Fuels Ltd, Gillingham
The Service is extremely grateful to our sponsors, for helping to make the evening possible: