Special awards for Retford and Misterton fire crews

The retained fire crew from Misterton pictured with Chief Fire   Officer Frank Swann and Coun Darrell Pulk, Chair of Notts and City of Nottingham Fire Authority
The retained fire crew from Misterton pictured with Chief Fire Officer Frank Swann and Coun Darrell Pulk, Chair of Notts and City of Nottingham Fire Authority
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RETFORD firefighters’ bravery and dedication to the job were celebrated by Notts Fire and Rescue Service (NFRS) at a special awards ceremony.

Retained firefighter David Beardsall, also known as Barney, was presented with the Outstanding Public Service Award for his commitment to the community for 43 years.

David (Barney) Beardsall pictured centre with Chief Fire   Officer Frank Swann and Coun Darrell Pulk, Chair of Notts and City of Nottingham Fire Authority

David (Barney) Beardsall pictured centre with Chief Fire Officer Frank Swann and Coun Darrell Pulk, Chair of Notts and City of Nottingham Fire Authority

And Retford firefighter Dave Turley and brother Andy were awarded the Certificate of Recognition for rescuing three people from a trapped car in Mansfield.

A special Community Safety Award also went to the crew at Misterton Fire Station for their community safety resource Risky Rooms.

Chief Fire Officer Frank Swann, who presented the winners with their awards, said the ceremony has become an important date in the NFRS calendar.

“It gives us the opportunity to acknowledge the important work our firefighters do – often in extremely difficult circumstances,” he said.

Brothers Andy and Dave Turley pictured centre with Chief Fire   Officer Frank Swann and Coun Darrell Pulk, Chair of Notts and City of Nottingham Fire Authority

Brothers Andy and Dave Turley pictured centre with Chief Fire Officer Frank Swann and Coun Darrell Pulk, Chair of Notts and City of Nottingham Fire Authority

“Even though the role of a firefighter often demands our crews to put themselves into challenging situations, it is important that we recognise when certain individuals have gone above and beyond what is expected of them to ensure the safety and well-being of people in their local communities.”

He added: “The awards ceremony gives us just the opportunity to do that, as well as congratulating some brave members of the public who have also shown great courage and bravery to assist the fire and rescue service at an incident.”