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Emergency Services Award
Emergency Services Award sponsored by Breakwater Bistro
Awarded to a member of the emergency services who has gone beyond the call of duty.
St John Ambulance – "Volunteers from St John Ambulance South Devon gave in excess of 10,000 hours serving the public. Our volunteers are trained from first aiders to emergency medical technicians are all dedicated to the community covering local events such as BMAD, Paignton Festival through to smaller village fates. They have one aim and that is to ensure that no one should die to the lack of first aid knowledge. These people receive no financial reward for their service but are always on hand to render first aid at one of the many local events they cover."
Newton Abbot Minor Injuries Unit – “As demand in emergency and urgent care increases, Newton Abbot’s Minor injury service - which consists of an amazing team of advanced nurse and paramedic practitioners, assistant practitioners and health care assistants - continue to delivering excellent high-quality care to all who attend their service. As the team’s nomination states… ‘They are an amazing team who provide care and compassion even with the ever increasing needs of the general public.’”
PS Sally Kingdon – “Sally works for Devon and Cornwall Police in the Diverse Communities Team. She is an outstanding leader and works to support vulnerable people across the whole of the Force area. Sally works with community groups and charities such as Devon Link Up to ensure that vulnerable people feel confident when talking with the police and are able to build good relationships with the police in their communities. Sally gives 110% to her work, she is an excellent organiser and planner, is committed and enthusiastic and is well loved by the communities and groups she works alongside. Sally worked with numerous organisations to set up the Devon Blue Light Day, an event for people with disabilities to meet the emergency services and learn about being healthy, active and safe! Over 300 people came along to this fun day! Sally was also instrumental in helping to set up the BASH awards for some of the most vulnerable people in Torbay. Sally is a credit to the police and an absolute rock solid officer who is always there when needed. She has enormous empathy and understanding for the people she helps which shines through her work. Some may say she is just doing her job but I can truly say she goes above and beyond her role and really reaches out to the whole community to provide a safe Devon.”
Blue Watch Torquay Firestation - “I would like to nominate the whole of the Blue Watch team at Torquay Fire Station. Since 1990 they have raised in excess of over £50,000 for various local charities as well as their own The Firefighters Charity which helps firefighters who are injured, ill, or in need of psychological support to come to terms with the life and death situations they face on a daily basis. They have done a variety of sponsored bike rides and walks over a series of days throughout the UK including; the Tough Peaks Challenge and a tandem bike ride dressed as Batman and Robin. They work tirelessly to provide education and support to their local community and go above and beyond the realms of their jobs. I want to give them something back for all that they have done for others.”
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