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  • Writer's picturePaul Andrews

Surrey Fire And Rescue Service Celebrates


The Surrey Fire and Rescue Service Awards & Commendations were held on 11 October, at Dorking Halls in Surrey recognising individuals for long service, professionalism and commitment to their roles.


Awards were also handed out to dedicated volunteers and members of the public for acts of bravery.


Chief Fire Officer, Dan Quin said: “Tonight we had the privilege of hearing stories that exemplify outstanding bravery, kindness and acts of exceptional professionalism."


“This night is a highlight of our annual events calendar. It is a moment when we come together to honour and celebrate the dedication of our colleagues, as well as the support we receive from our community. Congratulations to all of the award recipients. And thank you to the friends, family and loved ones who have supported them.”


Among the long-service awards were people who had served 10, 20, 30 and 40 years with the fire service.


Dale Kimber was the 40-year recipient. Dale joined Surrey Fire and Rescue Service in 1982. His award citation stated: ‘Dale is known as a reliable firefighter who is always happy to share his knowledge and skills with newer members of staff- many of whom were not even born when Dale first started the job!’


The evening was also attended by Lord-Lieutenant of Surrey, Michael More-Molyneux; High Sheriff of Surrey, Tim Wates; Cabinet Member for Surrey Fire and Rescue Service & Resilience, Kevin Deanus; and Chair of the Council, Saj Hussain.

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