Members of our staff who have completed 20 years’ exemplary service were honoured at a ceremony at our headquarters.
Uniformed and non-uniformed staff were presented with Long Service and Conduct Medals and awards by Dr Beverly Lindsay, Vice Lord-Lieutenant of the West Midlands and Phil Hales, our Deputy Chief Fire Officer.
DCFO Hales said: “Completing 20 years’ loyal and devoted service is a great achievement in the careers of our firefighters and support staff. The ceremony is also intended to honour the recipients’ family and friends for their outstanding support.”
Councillor John Edwards, Chair of West Midlands Fire and Rescue Authority, added: “The event marks a remarkable contribution by women and men from all parts of the organisation. My thanks can hardly reflect my gratitude for all they have done.”
Recipients who attended the event:
Firefighter Colin Butler, Solihull Red Watch
Crew Commander Michael Cahill, Sheldon Green Watch
Firefighter John Evans, Fallings Park Green Watch
Watch Commander Phil Dolphin, Organisational Intelligence Team, HQ
Adrian Scoyne, Principal Infrastructure Engineer, ICT, HQ
Watch Commander Andrew Wagner, Tettenhall Purple Watch
Crew Commander Scott Weldon, West Bromwich White Watch
Crew Commander Paul Bainbridge, Wolverhampton Blue Watch
Watch Commander Jason Boyd, Oldbury Orange Watch
Crew Commander Kenneth Hardiman, Fallings Park Red Watch
Watch Commander Paul Hatton, Policy Team, HQ
Firefighter Christopher Oliver, Stourbridge White Watch
Crew Commander Gavin Robinson, Driver Training Section, Command Development Centre
Firefighter Andrew Wall, Woodgate Valley Green Watch
Firefighter Anthony Wallace, Oldbury White Watch.