The Lord Lieutenant of Clwyd, Mr Harry George Fetherstonhaugh OBE presented Long Service and Good Conduct Medals to operational staff from the Service during an outdoor presentation ceremony held at North Wales Fire and Rescue Service Headquarters, St Asaph, last night (Thursday 9th September).
The Long Service and Good Conduct Medal is awarded to firefighters by Her Majesty's Representative in recognition of 20 years’ service.
The Chair of the North Wales Fire and Rescue Authority, Councillor Peter Lewis, also presented the Loyal Service Award to members of support staff who had completed 20 years’ service.
Dawn Docx, Chief Fire Officer said: "Receiving a medal is an important occasion for every firefighter and this ceremony demonstrates the degree of commitment and dedication each one of the recipients has given to the Fire and Rescue Service in North Wales. All recipients can take pride and satisfaction in receiving their Long Service and Good Conduct Medals or Loyal Service Awards.
“Owing to the prevailing coronavirus circumstances, last year the Service had to make the difficult decision to postpone the 2020 Awards Ceremony in order to protect staff and defer until it was safe to bring people together to properly recognise employee achievements.
“I was delighted this year therefore that we were able to organise appropriate recognition of staff whilst maintaining Covid security.
“My heartfelt congratulations go to all those who attended, as well as to the staff who opted to receive their medals or recognition privately. Your service is truly appreciated, both by me as Chief Fire Officer, your colleagues and by the communities we all serve.”
Councillor Peter Lewis, Chair of the North Wales Fire and Rescue Authority, said: “On behalf of Members of the North Wales Fire and Rescue Authority I would like to congratulate everyone who received a medal or award. Many thanks to you all for your dedication.”