After careful consideration we have decided to postpone this autumn’s Spirit of Fire Awards until Spring 2020. Although not an easy decision to make, we have taken it in order to ensure that our winners and nominees are able to enjoy a reception at No.10 Downing Street.
The Fire Fighters Charity has always been lucky enough to secure a reception for our deserving Spirit of Fire winners and nominees at No.10 Downing Street. This has become an integral part of the Spirit of Fire experience and is one we were hoping to once again secure for autumn 2019.
However, No.10 has confirmed that it is regrettably unable to accommodate a reception for us in 2019. As such, we have taken the decision to postpone Spirit of Fire until 2020 in order to secure a suitable date in the Spring, or to arrange a suitably prestigious alternative, should this not be possible.
The deadline date for submission of nominations will now be extended until Friday 3 January 2020.
All nominations currently received for Spirit of Fire will still be valid for the Spring 2020 event and the deadline date for submission of nominations will now be extended until Friday 3 January 2020. This means that the Spirit of Fire Awards 2020 will now take into consideration all support shown to the Charity up to 3 January 2020.
Thank you to everyone who has nominated to date. Your nominations have been received, read and collated for the judging panel to consider when it now meets in early 2020.
For anyone yet to nominate, please consider potential nominees across each of the 12 categories, for support they have shown over the past 16 months, or for the events, activities and support they are planning for the rest of 2019.