Chief Fire Officer dedicates his Queen’s Fire Service Medal to staff

Fri 30 Dec, 2016

Chief Fire Officer Jason Thelwell is awarded the Queen's Fire Service Medal

Buckinghamshire Fire & Rescue Service’s Chief Fire Officer, Jason Thelwell, has been awarded the Queen’s Fire Service Medal in the New Year Honours, which were published this evening (Friday 30 December 2016).

Jason, pictured, said: “It is truly a great honour to receive this recognition, but my congratulations must go to our staff.

“I am immensely proud to work with some of the most talented and hard-working public servants in the country, who work tirelessly in Buckinghamshire and Milton Keynes to save lives every day.

“They all contribute to making this one of the safest places in England, and I want to thank them publicly for what they do. This award is dedicated to them all.”

Brandon Lewis, Minister for Policing and the Fire Service, said: “I would like to congratulate Jason Thelwell for his continued distinguished service.

“The Queen’s Fire Service Medal is a symbol of devotion to duty and Jason has made a huge contribution to the sector.”

Jason, aged 45, who lives in Milton Keynes, joined Buckinghamshire Fire & Rescue Service as Assistant Chief Fire Officer in 2010 after 17 years with Cheshire Fire & Rescue Service. He was appointed Chief Fire Officer in 2015.