Spirit of Fire Winners Announced
The Charity’s 10th Spirit of Fire Awards took place at the Park Plaza Westminster Bridge Hotel in London on October 2, honouring 10 worthy winners and a wealth of inspirational nominees.
Preceded by a reception with the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, Greg Clark MP, at No.10 Downing Street, the glitzy evening also reflected on the Charity’s foundation during the Blitz, with the stage built to resemble an Underground station in war-time London.
Hosted by BBC Newsreader Nicholas Owen and attended by a number of celebrities as well as VIP guests from across the fire community, awards and winners included:
Team of the Year: StrongArm Challenge
Best Newcomer: Sarah Lewis
Supporter of the Year: Martin Lown
Fire Service of the Year: Bedfordshire Fire and Rescue Service
Corporate Supporter: AutoGlym
Lifetime Achievement: Anthony Dale
Beneficiary of Courage: Peter Lau
Youth of Courage: Joe Bowers
Adult Hero: Gareth Salmon
Firefighter of the Year: Joe Thornton and Richard Jordan