Fire Service ask: “Who is your Local Hero?”

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HUMBERSIDE FIRE AND RESCUE SERVICE is asking members of the public to nominate their local hero. The winner, who will be chosen following the result of a public vote, will then be honoured at the Service’s annual Community Awards Ceremony later in the year.

Last year’s shortlisted nominees were Danny Squires from Hull who rescued a young woman from her burning home and David gaunt who rescued a 31-year-old man from a burning car moments before it exploded. Following a tightly contested public vote, the eventual winner was Danny Squires.

Members of the public are being asked to think of someone they know of, it could be a family member, friend or colleague who they feel has acted in a heroic manner and is deserving of receiving such an award.

Katrina Horth, organiser of the Community Awards Evening for Humberside Fire and Rescue Service, said: “There will be several different awards given at the ceremony to Service staff, members of the public and our partners, in recognition of the contribution they have made in creating safer communities. We are asking people to nominate someone they think has acted in a heroic manner. This does not necessarily mean that someone needs to have performed some kind of rescue, as heroic acts can be carried out by people who just make a real positive difference to others through their actions.”

Nominations can be forwarded to Humberside Fire and Rescue Service by calling or texting 07581 495 960, e-mailing or by sending a letter to:

Local Hero
Humberside Fire & Rescue Service

The closing date for nominations is Friday 1st June 2012.

About the Author

Ray Duffill (Editor)
Ray Duffill (Editor)
Ray Duffill (photo by Neil Holmes) is a former community development manager but now describes himself as a beat-blogger or citizen-journalist. Ray lives in Hedon and also edits the Hedon Blog and is the Hedon correspondent for the Holderness Gazette.

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