Fire service honours staff

Buckinghamshire Fire & Rescue Service has thanked 27 long-serving members of staff for their dedication and commitment.
Buckinghamshire Fire & Rescue Service has thanked 27 long-serving members of staff for their dedication and commitment.

Veteran firefighters have been awarded for their dedication and commitment to the service.

Twelve staff members received the 20-year Fire Brigade Long Service and Good Conduct Medal.

The award was introduced by the Queen in 1954 to honour full-time and part-time members of the fire and rescue service who have rendered “long and meritorious” service. Another 15 were recognised for 25 years’ continuous service.

Many attended an award ceremony at The Oculus in Aylesbury, where guests included: Alexander Boswell, Vice Lord-Lieutenant for Buckinghamshire; Francesca Skelton, High Sheriff of Buckinghamshire; Councillor Keith McLean, Mayor of Milton Keynes; Members of Buckinghamshire & Milton Keynes Fire Authority, led by the Chairman, Councillor Adrian Busby; and Chief Fire Officer Jason Thelwell.