Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service shortlisted for hat-trick of awards

Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service has been shortlisted for a trio of awards.

Nomination ... Chief fire officer Becci Bryant.

Nomination … Chief fire officer Becci Bryant.

The nominees will go head to head against colleagues from across the UK in the Excellence in Fire and Emergency Awards on December 2.

Chief Fire Officer Becci Bryant and equality and diversity manager Diane Dunlevey have both been chosen for the Most Influential Woman in Fire category.

The Business Intelligence Team is in with the chance of scooping the Innovation of the Year title. The team has developed a risk stratification programme which allows the service to target prevention activities more effectively. It operates using a gold, silver and bronze system to prioritise those most at risk.

The Learning and Development Team has been shortlisted for the title of Training Provider of the Year. It has become an accredited centre for a range of programmes as well as an approved centre for the Institution of Fire Engineers. The team has also delivered training to private and voluntary sector organisations including Jaguar Landrover, JCB and the Staffordshire Search and Rescue Team.

CFO Becci Bryant said: “It is a real honour for the service to have been shortlisted for these prestigious national awards and I am extremely proud, both from a personal perspective as well as a professional perspective, that we have reached this stage in the competition. Staffordshire is an extremely innovative fire and rescue service and we are always striving to find more efficient and effective ways to make our communities safer.”