Fire­fight­ers pre­sented with awards

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Night Lights -

Thir­teen fire­fight­ers from Kent Fire and Res­cue Ser­vice (KFRS) are set to re­ceive their Long Ser­vice and Good Con­duct Medals from by The Vice Lord Lieu­tenant, Richard Oldfield at a spe­cial pre­sen­ta­tion in Maid­stone next Tues­day.

The medal is is­sued by Royal War­rant on be­half of the Queen and is only pre­sented to those with at least 20 years of ex­em­plary ser­vice and fol­low­ing a rec­om­men­da­tion from the KFRS chief ex­ec­u­tive Ann Milling­ton.

Those re­ceiv­ing the award in­clude fire­fighter Justin Venes, who is based at Ash­ford fire sta­tion on the Hen­wood es­tate.

Ann Milling­ton said: “I ex­tend my sin­cere con­grat­u­la­tions and heart­felt thanks to those re­ceiv­ing their medals.

“Our fire­fight­ers are in­cred­i­bly com­mit­ted and tal­ented peo­ple, they do a fan­tas­tic job of­ten un­der the most chal­leng­ing and ar­du­ous of con­di­tions but they do it with hu­mil­ity and dig­nity and it is an hon­our to be able to recog­nise them in this way.

“I am ex­tremely proud of all those re­ceiv­ing awards and would like to ex­press my thanks, not just to them but also to their fam­i­lies for the sup­port they give be­hind the scenes.”

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