Firefighters Roger Gumbrill and Andrew Packham, along with Debi Booker of business fire safety were presented with Long Service and Good Conduct medals at Arundel Castle last night (Thursday, October 1).
The Lord Lieutenant of West Sussex, Susan Pyper, presented the medals at a special ceremony in the historic Barons Hall in front of a proud invited audience of family and friends.
The Long Service and Good Conduct medals are awarded nationally, on behalf of Her Majesty the Queen, to wholetime and retained firefighters who have completed two decades of outstanding service to their community.
The ceremony was attended by Chief Fire Officer Sean Ruth who thanked the firefighters for their dedication and commitment to the Service and their local communities.
He also paid tribute to the firefighters’ families for their invaluable and long standing support.
In addition to the operational firefighters who were recognised on the night, special certificates were presented to two members of West Sussex Fire and Rescue Service support staff who had completed 20 years’ service and a Meritorious Service Medal was presented to a member of staff who had completed 40 years outstanding service.
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