Spirit of Fire Awards 2018

We are delighted to announce that the Spirit of Fire Awards will return in 2018 and that nominations for our ten awards are now open. Scroll down to find out more and to submit your nominees.

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THE SPIRIT OF FIRE AWARDS 2018

The Spirit of Fire Awards 2018 is set to become one of the highlights of our 75th anniversary year as we gather in early summer to celebrate the incredible impact we have had on the lives of thousands of people, thanks to the inspirational contributions of our supporters within the fire services community.

In a ceremony to be held in central London, Spirit of Fire 2018 will see awards presented to winners from across 10 categories of deserving nominees.
You can nominate individuals and teams for these ten prestigious awards from today until Friday 9 February, 2018. Simply complete the form with as much detail as you can. Don’t worry about writing a perfectly formed piece of prose either. We will assist with the compilation of nominations to ensure that all are presented to the judging panel in the same format and to the same style and standard. information.

All nominations will be assessed by a panel of judges from across the fire community. Shortlisted nominees will be decided upon by merit, rather than by number of nominations. Nominators are therefore urged to provide as much detail and reasoning in their submissions as possible.

Supporter of The Year – Fire and Rescue Service

The Supporter of The Year – Fire and Rescue Service award is awarded to the fire and rescue service that has contributed the most in regards to its dedication and support of The Fire Fighters Charity from October 2015 – December 2017.

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 from October 2015 – December 2017, as well as different contributions made by teams within each service. The size or location of a service is also not taken into account.

DEADLINE FOR NOMINATIONS: Midday Friday 9 February, 2018

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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 October 2015 – December 2017. 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.

DEADLINE FOR NOMINATIONS: Midday Friday 9 February, 2018

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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 October 2015 – December 2017. The award is open to anyone working in a 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.

DEADLINE FOR NOMINATIONS: Midday Friday 9 February, 2018

Submit your nomination


Supporter of The Year - Non-uniform Staff

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 October 2015 – December 2017. 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.

DEADLINE FOR NOMINATIONS: Midday Friday 9 February, 2018

Submit your nomination


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 October 2015 – December 2017.

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.

DEADLINE FOR NOMINATIONS: Midday Friday 9 February, 2018

Submit your nomination


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 October 2015 – December 2017. 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 family member 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.

DEADLINE FOR NOMINATIONS: Midday Friday 9 February, 2018

Submit your nomination


Supporter of The Year – Non-beneficiary

The Supporter of The Year – Non-beneficiary award is awarded to someone who has shown exceptional support to The Fire Fighters Charity, despite not being eligible for support themselves. Perhaps a member of the public, a friend or public figure, this person will have demonstrated the most outstanding support of The Fire Fighters Charity from October 2015 – December 2017.

The support demonstrated can be through fundraising or voluntary activity, as well as through 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.

DEADLINE FOR NOMINATIONS: Midday Friday 9 February, 2018

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Beneficiary of Courage

The Beneficiary of Courage award is awarded to a member of the fire services 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.

DEADLINE FOR NOMINATIONS: Midday Friday 9 February, 2018

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Team of The Year

The Team of The year award is awarded to the fire services community team that has demonstrated the most outstanding support of The Fire Fighters Charity from October 2015 – December 2017.

The award is open to any team, with two or more members, that works within or represents any element of the fire services community. We’re looking for 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.

The support demonstrated can be through fundraising or voluntary activity, as well as through peer or community support.

DEADLINE FOR NOMINATIONS: Midday Friday 9 February, 2018

Submit your nomination


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.

DEADLINE FOR NOMINATIONS: Midday Friday 9 February, 2018

Submit your nomination