Warwickshire’s firefighters have been battling it out against the best of the best at the annual Breathing Apparatus Challenge.
Joining them at the event was Warwickshire Deputy Chief Fire Officer Gary Phillips.
“This is an excellent achievement and the amount of work and preparation to compete in this event cannot be underestimated. The standard is always extremely high from very strong opposition from across the British Fire Service. The achievement of the team is commendable and they were a credit to Warwickshire.”
The DCFO was particularly pleased with an individual singled out for their actions.
He added: “Worthy of particular note is that Watch Commander Dave Ashwell was awarded the best Incident Commander on the day and given that he was competing against some of the best Incident Commanders across the whole Fire Service in the UK this is a magnificent achievement and he is to be congratulated.
“I was proud to be there on the day and to hear so many positive comments about our team, their professionalism and the way in which they carried out the task they were given.
“This competition relies on cohesive team work, good technique and the ability to work quickly, within procedures whilst under pressure and they did this extremely well.”
WC Dave Ashwell
FF Lee Taylor
FF Ben Cleminson
FF Matthew Dunkley
FF John Gregory
CM Ben Harrison