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Firefighters rewarded for bravery as gongs handed out to the 'best' in Marlow
MARLOW'S fire fighting team were awarded for their bravery this week.
Marlow Fire Station scooped the Courage Award in Marlow FM’s annual Hidden Gems Awards.
Radio station presenter Ali Crook handed the award to Crew Manager David James at Saturday’s awards ceremony at the Crowne Plaza in Marlow.
Station Manager Paul Scanes said: "We were proud to be nominated, but winning is fantastic. The award recognises the dedication and commitment shown by our firefighters at Marlow Fire Station.
"It also recognises the support and understanding the firefighters receive from their families and partners, who hold things together and carry on as normal when the crews are called out to an emergency.
"We would also like to thank the local businesses in Marlow that release staff to support public safety within the local community and beyond."
The town's firefighters are called out by pager from home or work to emergency incidents in the area. They train during evenings and weekends to ensure they are prepared for any emergency call they are alerted to.
Firefighters who attended Saturday's presentation toasted the award with soft drinks - but they had to leave early after being paged to go on standby at High Wycombe Fire Station.
The award was sponsored by the Crowne Plaza.
Meanwhile, there was a host of other winners across various categories.
Among them was family firm Hunts Hardware.
Winners Richard, Sylvia and Jason Hunt said it was a great evening, adding: "To top it all coming away with an award which will be displayed with pride in our shop window." They thanked everyone who had voted for them.
The other Marlow FM award winners
- Best Pub or Restaurant - The Vanilla Pod
- Best Cup of Tea for the second year running Burgers Artisan Bakery
-Amateur Arts Award - joint winners The Marlow Players and Sir William Borlases's Grammar School Student Cast of Les Misérables
- The Young Persons' Club of the Year - Lighthouse -
Sports Team of the Year - Swans Rowing Club of Great Marlow School for second year running -
-Teacher of the Year - Andrew Dean of Great Marlow School.
- Best Customer Service - Hunts Hardware -
Community Event of the Year - Marlow Striders Half Marathon
Services to Charity - Jo Braybrooke
Services to Community - joint winners Marlow Sports Club and also to Eve Bunt
- Outstanding Achievement - Paralympic Gold Medalist Naomi Riches
- Amanda Foister, Chief Executive Officer of Longridge Activities Centre and the home of Marlow FM, collected a Special Recognition award for all her hard work and for her stalwart support of the radio station.
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