Community Safety awards for North Wales Fire and Rescue Service

Posted 31/05/2016 15:40:31

North Wales Fire and Rescue Service has scooped two national awards in recognition of its community safety work.

The All Wales Continuous Improvement Community Awards 2016 are designed to recognise and celebrate continuous improvement across public services in Wales and encourage the identification and sharing of best practice.

The Service was presented with the two top awards at a ceremony in the Millennium Centre in Cardiff Bay last week – one award in the category of ‘Public Value’ for an Integrated Home Safety Check and a second award in the category of ‘Collaboration’ for the work of the Tri Service Prevent and Respond Project Team.

Stuart Millington, Senior Fire Safety Manager, said: "This awards scheme has been developed with the overarching aim of sharing good practice and supporting the drive for high quality public services in Wales. It looks to celebrate the good work being carried out by Wales-based public services with awards under the categories of Leadership, Public Value, Collaboration and Innovation.

"An online voting exercise was undertaken on the submission forms, enabling the whole of the community to rate the entries. 

"Three nominations were shortlisted in each category – and the fire and rescue service went on to win two categories and was also shortlisted in another category.

“Staff prepared videos explaining a little more about the initiatives and teams, and our submissions were judged against projects from public service organisations across the country.

"Receiving recognition such as this for the commitment and energy demonstrated by staff involved highlights the great potential of these projects. I'm delighted that the hard work of the Service and its staff has been highlighted and we look forward to driving forward further improvements and innovation in the future."

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