Tring is Fire Station of the Year

Published: 21 Nov 2017

Tring has been named as Hertfordshire Fire and Rescue Service’s retained station of the year.

Tring beat off stiff competition from last year’s winner Kings Langley as well as Hoddesdon to win the accolade at the eight annual HEART awards, held at Tewinbury Farm on Friday 17 November.

The station, which is crewed by part-time on-call firefighters, has taken on a variety of extra responsibilities, including water rescue and becoming the first on-call station in the county to take part in the ambulance co-responding pilot.

Darryl Keen, Chief Fire Officer and Director of Community Protection at Hertfordshire County Council, said: “I was delighted to present the award to Tring Fire Station. As well as responding to emergencies in their area, the crew have volunteered to take on extra specialist roles. Despite these additional demands, the station has maintained a high-level of availability and scored top marks in the recent audit.

“The crew have also built strong links with their local community, carrying out important safety and fire prevention work in the town.”

Terry Hone, Cabinet Member for Community Safety, said: “The HEART awards are a fantastic opportunity to celebrate the excellent work that is taking place across Hertfordshire to keep people healthy and safe, and to thank those who have been involved. Everyone who was nominated for an award has made a huge contribution to their community and they should all be very proud of their achievements.”

The HEART Awards were launched in 2009 to acknowledge the achievements of the county council’s Community Protection staff, made up of Hertfordshire Fire and Rescue Service, Resilience, the Community Safety Unit and Trading Standards. They aim to recognise and reward these teams for the valuable contributions they make to Hertfordshire’s communities.

The Retained Station of the Year award was sponsored by Emergency One/Clan Tools.