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THE variety of work carried out across Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service (GMFRS) has been celebrated with the announcement of three different awards in a week!
The Service has scooped accolades for its work with young people, sustainability and leadership achievements.
Chair of Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Authority, Councillor David Acton, said: “The variety of the awards won shows just a snapshot of the fantastic work that goes on across the Service – things that members of the public often don’t even realise we are involved with.
“I am very proud of everyone at the Service who work so hard keeping Greater Manchester safe and supporting the community.”
GMFRS’ innovative Progression Pathway was named ‘Project of the Year’ at Fire Magazine’s inaugural Excellence in Fire and Emergency Awards 2014, which celebrated innovative working practices, initiatives, partnerships and technology.
The project provides a range of opportunities to inspire young people and help to create better working lives for the community. Initiative offered range from cadets, Prince’s Trust and apprenticeship programmes to the newly launched traineeships and volunteering opportunities.
GMFRS fought off tough competition to take the top spot and were up against Cheshire Fire and Rescue’s Dementia Outreach Service, Operation Florian’s Project in Zimbabwe, and South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue’s Pre-Hospital Care Providers project.
The Service also scooped a sustainability award at the North West’s Green Heroes event that celebrates companies who have made a significant contribution to making their business and their local environment greener.
GMFRS won the Sustainable Business (large companies) category, beating off competition from Kelloggs and Walkers.
And to top off the hat trick, the Service was named overall winner of the Leadership Achievement Awards 2014, beating Virgin and First Trans Pennine Express.
The awards are based on the EFQM model and recognise outstanding performance in key areas of business activity and also recognised the Service’s approach to leadership and its sustained commitment to consulting, engaging and involving staff.
The three awards have now taken their proud place in GMFRS, joining many others won by the Service over the years.
Photos below from Leadership Achievement Awards 2014 (DCFO Jim Owen and Chairman, Cllr David Acton) and North West’s Green Heroes (Andrea Heffernan and Sam Pickles)