Award for fire service

Neil Hessell (left), Assistant Chief Fire Officer of South Yorkshire Fire & Rescue, is presented with a certificate of support to formalise its support to Reservists by Richard Lenton (right), Yorkshire and Humber Regional SaBRE Campaign Director.
Neil Hessell (left), Assistant Chief Fire Officer of South Yorkshire Fire & Rescue, is presented with a certificate of support to formalise its support to Reservists by Richard Lenton (right), Yorkshire and Humber Regional SaBRE Campaign Director.

South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service has been recognised for its commitment and dedication to the region’s Reserve Forces,

The service received a special certificate of support, signed by the Chief of the Defence staff and the Secretary of State for Defence - one of only 80 presented each year.

Neil Hessell, Assistant Chief Fire Officer, said: “We are delighted to be recognised in this way and are very proud to be supporting the Reserve Forces.

“Not only do reservists provide a vital role to our Armed Forces, but we and our employees also benefit enormously from the transferable skills they learn, particularly in decision-making, leadership and team work. Ultimately this means better personal development for the employee and a better business for all.”