Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service wins UK Fire Service of the Year

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Last night, Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service won UK Fire Service of the Year at the iESE 2020 award ceremony.

The iESE is a public sector transformation partner which was created by local authorities as a shared resource to transform public services.

At their 11th awards ceremony which took place in London, Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service was nominated for the UK Fire Service of the Year alongside three other fire and rescue services.
The judges were impressed by the service’s longstanding commitment to offering the best equipment and training. The judges also remarked that the service has some of the most innovative and outstanding facilities in the country.

The Stinger appliance has enhanced firefighter safety and firefighting capability; our air support unit has transformed the way we fight fires using aerial intelligence; and collaboration with North West Ambulance Service has resulted in a state-of-the-art community fire and ambulance station in Lancaster.

Chief Fire Officer Justin Johnston was present at the award ceremony and said:

“This is an award for the whole service and I am thrilled and proud to have received this award on behalf of our employees.

“It is important to reflect that this award is for the increased operational investment and innovation in frontline service delivery. The investments made in frontline innovation such as the drones and stingers make for safer firefighting and help us deal with incidents more swiftly and effectively. The community reap the benefits of the this work through reducing the impact of fires and shorter recovery times for residents and business.”