North Norfolk’s unsung heroes recognised at fire service prize-giving ceremony

Jeremy Cleall, watch manager at Reepham Fire Station, receives a certificate for 30 years of outstan

Jeremy Cleall, watch manager at Reepham Fire Station, receives a certificate for 30 years of outstanding service from Norfolk's chief fire officer David Ashworth. - Credit: Archant

Unsung heroes of the fire service have been recognised for their commitment to keeping residents of north Norfolk safe.

Unsung heroes of the fire service have been recognised for their commitment to keeping residents of north Norfolk safe.

Stephen Broom, who has worked as a firefighter in North Walsham; Andrew Luke, crew manager at Holt; and Jeremy Cleall, a watch manager at Reepham; have been honoured for 30 years of outstanding service.

And Andy Wells and the crew from Sheringham received a certificate of commendation for their dedication.

The service's unsung heroes were presented with awards and certificates during a Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service prize-giving ceremony at Norwich Castle.


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The county's chief fire officer, David Ashworth, thanked staff for doing all they can to make our communities safe and providing an excellent emergency response.

The award winners in full are:

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Long Service and Good Conduct Medals (20 years' service):

Dean Baldry (firefighter, Loddon); Michael Brown (watch manager, Eastern); Christopher Gould (crew manager, Acle);William Groves (firefighter, Terrington); Rigil Kent (watch manager, Hunstanton and crew manager, King's Lynn); Richard Miles (crew manager, Great Yarmouth); Stefan Rider (watch manager, JOCC); Perry Smith (watch manager, Whitegates); Sharon Thorndyke (control watch manager)

30 Year Outstanding Service Certificate:

Stephen Broom (Firefighter, Earlham. Firefighter, North Walsham) Jeremy Cleall (Watch Manager, Reepham) Andrew

Luke (Crew Manager, Holt) Glen Roskilly

(Crew Manager, Wymondham. Crew Manager USAR)

Norfolk Fire Service Medal:

Peter Aldred (Firefighter, Gorleston); Dean Howes (Watch Manager, Gorleston); Steven Woodgate (Hethersett)

40 Year Outstanding Service Certificates:

Gerald Desroches (Crew Manager, Hunstanton) Steven Polley (USAR, Dereham)

Making a Difference Award:

Simon Hilton (Watch Manager); Andy Heginbotham and Phil Berry (Retired)

Certificate of Commendation:

Andy Wells and crew from Sheringham

Attleborough Station

Control Team, Simon Burch, Alison Graver

Cadet leaders from Sheringham, Great Yarmouth, Hunstanton, Wymondham and Diss.

Volunteer of the Year Award:

Pat Richardson; Ken Reynolds

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