RETFORD firefighters’ bravery and dedication to the job were celebrated by Notts Fire and Rescue Service (NFRS) at a special awards ceremony.
Retained firefighter David Beardsall, also known as Barney, was presented with the Outstanding Public Service Award for his commitment to the community for 43 years.
And Retford firefighter Dave Turley and brother Andy were awarded the Certificate of Recognition for rescuing three people from a trapped car in Mansfield.
A special Community Safety Award also went to the crew at Misterton Fire Station for their community safety resource Risky Rooms.
Chief Fire Officer Frank Swann, who presented the winners with their awards, said the ceremony has become an important date in the NFRS calendar.
“It gives us the opportunity to acknowledge the important work our firefighters do – often in extremely difficult circumstances,” he said.
“Even though the role of a firefighter often demands our crews to put themselves into challenging situations, it is important that we recognise when certain individuals have gone above and beyond what is expected of them to ensure the safety and well-being of people in their local communities.”
He added: “The awards ceremony gives us just the opportunity to do that, as well as congratulating some brave members of the public who have also shown great courage and bravery to assist the fire and rescue service at an incident.”