Broughton Fire Station shortlisted for national award

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Broughton Fire Station has been shortlisted for a national award for the third time in four years.

It has been named as one of the four finalists in the Charity Team of the Year category at next month’s Spirit of Fire ceremony organised by The Fire Fighters Charity.

The category recognises the station that has protected its local community with outstanding dedication and supported the fire and rescue service community by raising funds for The Fire Fighters Charity.

Paul Harrison, Station Manager, said: “I am very pleased and proud that the long tradition of support for The Fire Fighters Charity at Broughton has been recognised once again.

“The team from Broughton has raised over £25,000 for The Fire Fighters Charity through their dedication at countless different types of event, and the station continues to serve its community, delivering excellent results in risk reduction, prevention and operational response.”

Broughton Fire Station was runner-up in the Station of the Year category in 2009 and a finalist in the same category in 2010. Buckinghamshire Fire & Rescue Service was shortlisted in the Brigade of the Year category in 2010, and Bletchley Fire Station was shortlisted for Station of the Year in 2011.

A spokesman for the charity, which provides a range of services that enhance the quality of life for serving and retired fire service staff and their families, said: “The panel of judges deliberated over a record number of entries and faced an exceptionally high standard of nominations.”

The award ceremony takes place on October 19 at the Park Plaza Westminster Bridge Hotel in London.