This is an important annual event, which this year was postponed due to flooding. It was held in the Hereford Town Hall in the presence of the Lord Lieutenant, the Dowager Countess of Darnley and hosted and organised by Nathan Travis, Chief Fire Officer and Chief Executive.
The event is a chance to mark the great talent and commitment of members of the Fire & Rescue service in Herefordshire and to honour those who have given long service. Medals are also awarded for specific acts of bravery and dedication. We witnessed thirty and forty years’ service awards and an award for the HWFRS Supporter of the Year and Team Fundraiser. We heard details of dramatic life saving acts in the River Wye, and I presented the High Sheriff’s Community Volunteer of the Year award and had the chance to thank all present, including the families who support the brave and demanding work the service staff undertake.