Spirit of Fire 2019

Our annual awards ceremony, Spirit of Fire, returns this autumn and nominations are open now across 12 categories. Celebrating support shown to the Charity over the past 12 months, by individuals and teams from across the UK fire services community, here's your chance to nominate that special person or team whose hard work and dedication deserves recognition.

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Nominations now open

Spirit of Fire is a unique event, it is our opportunity to thank you, on a grand scale, for the incredible hard work and dedication you give to supporting The Fire Fighters Charity.

Supporter of The Year - Fire and Rescue Service

The Supporter of The Year – Fire and Rescue Service award is awarded to the UK fire and rescue service that has contributed the most in regards to its dedication and support of The Fire Fighters Charity from January 2018 to the day nominations close on 31 May 2019. The Service’s contribution does not, however, have to be solely monetary or related to its fundraising performance as the judging panel will take into account factors such as how a service’s support may have changed or evolved over the period, as well as different contributions made by teams within each service. The size or location of a service is also not taken into account.

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Supporter of The Year - Firefighter

The Supporter of The Year – Firefighter award is awarded to the firefighter who has demonstrated the most outstanding support of The Fire Fighters Charity from January 2018 to the day nominations close on 31 May 2019. The award is open to both serving wholetime and serving retained firefighters. The support demonstrated can be through fundraising or voluntary activity, or through organisational development. We’re looking for the firefighter who has gone over and above the call of duty in the name of The Fire Fighters Charity, who has done something truly exceptional and who has shown incredible dedication in the process.

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Supporter of The Year – Control staff

The Supporter of The Year – Control staff award is awarded to the member of control staff who has demonstrated the most outstanding support of The Fire Fighters Charity from January 2018 to the day nominations close on 31 May 2019. The award is open to anyone working in any capacity as a member of a fire and rescue service control room team. The support demonstrated can be through fundraising or voluntary activity, or through organisational development. We’re looking for the control team member who has gone over and above the call of duty in the name of The Fire Fighters Charity, who has done something truly exceptional and who has shown incredible dedication in the process.

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Supporter of The Year – Non-Uniform

The Supporter of The Year – Non-Uniform staff award is awarded to the member of non-uniformed staff who has demonstrated the most outstanding support of The Fire Fighters Charity from January 2018 to the day nominations close on 31 May 2019. The award is open to anyone working in a any capacity as a non-uniformed member of a fire and rescue service. The support demonstrated can be through fundraising or voluntary activity, or through organisational development. We’re looking for the non-uniformed team member who has gone over and above the call of duty in the name of The Fire Fighters Charity, who has done something truly exceptional and who has shown incredible dedication in the process.

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Supporter of The Year- Retired

The Supporter of The Year – Retired award is awarded to the retired member of fire and rescue service personnel who has demonstrated the most outstanding support of The Fire Fighters Charity from January 2018 to the day nominations close on 31 May 2019. The award is open to anyone who previously served in any capacity for a UK fire and rescue service. The support demonstrated can be through fundraising or voluntary activity, as well as through peer or community support. We’re looking for the retired member of fire and rescue service personnel who has done something truly exceptional and shown incredible dedication to The Fire Fighters Charity in the process.

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Supporter of The Year – Dependant

The Supporter of The Year – Dependant award is awarded to the spouse, child or other dependant of an eligible beneficiary who has demonstrated the most outstanding support of The Fire Fighters Charity from January 2018 to the day nominations close on 31 May 2019. The award is open to all those beneficiaries who are not themselves employed in any capacity within the fire community, but who are dependent on a spouse, parent or child who is. The support demonstrated can be through fundraising or voluntary activity, as well as through peer or community support. We’re looking for the dependant who has done something truly exceptional and shown incredible dedication to The Fire Fighters Charity in the process.

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Supporter of The Year – Public

The Supporter of The Year – Public award is awarded to a member of the public who has shown exceptional support to The Fire Fighters Charity, despite not being eligible for support themselves, from January 2018 to the day nominations close on 31 May 2019. The support demonstrated can be through fundraising or voluntary activity, as well as through awareness raising, peer or community support. We’re looking for the selfless individual who has done something truly exceptional and shown incredible dedication to The Fire Fighters Charity in the process.

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Supporter of The Year – Corporate

The Supporter of The Year – Corporate award is awarded to an organisation or company which has shown exceptional support to The Fire Fighters Charity, from January 2018 to the day nominations close on 31 May 2019. The support demonstrated can be through fundraising or voluntary activity, as well as through partnership activities, Charity of The Year programmes or one-off activities. We’re looking for a business that, together with its staff, has demonstrated exceptional support of The Fire Fighters Charity.

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Supporter of The Year – Young Person

The Supporter of The Year – Young Person award is awarded to a young person aged 18 or under who has shown exceptional support to The Fire Fighters Charity from January 2018 to the day nominations close on 31 May 2019. The support demonstrated can be through fundraising or voluntary activity, as well as through awareness raising, community or family support. We’re looking for the selfless and inspirational young person who has done something truly exceptional and shown incredible dedication to The Fire Fighters Charity in the process.

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Beneficiary of Courage

The Beneficiary of Courage award is awarded to a member of the fire and rescue service community who has shown bravery and strength of character in the face of adversity. Whether in their personal or professional lives, this award recognises the obstacles and challenges that this individual has had to overcome, or is in the process of overcoming.

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Team of The Year

The Team of The Year award is awarded to the team that has done something truly outstanding and gone over and above the call of duty in the name of The Fire Fighters Charity, from January 2018 to the day nominations close on 31 May 2019. The award is open to any team with two or more members, that works within or represents any element of the fire services community. The support demonstrated can be through fundraising or voluntary activity, as well as through peer or community support.

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Lifetime Achievement

The Lifetime Achievement award is awarded to an exceptional individual or unsung hero who has committed over 30 years to supporting The Fire Fighters Charity and has undertaken outstanding dedication by way of fundraising and/or volunteering. We’re looking for someone who deserves to be honoured with the highest award of our event.

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