Fire & Rescue Service awarded following 2019 floods

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South Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Service have been recognised with a major international award following their work in last years flooding

South Yorkshire Fire & Rescue have been awarded the ‘Most Effective Recovery’ Award at the Business Continuity Institute’s Global Awards.

The award, presented to the service’s Resilience, Planning and Contingencies team recognises organisations which have effectively managed major incidents.

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During the November floods the fire service rescued more than 300 people and pumped away an estimated 363 million litres of flood water when heavy rainfall caused severe flooding in parts of Rotherham, Sheffield and Doncaster

The fire service also coordinated the efforts of fire and rescue services and other agencies who arrived from all over the UK to support the local effort.

Area Manager Stewart Nicholson, said: “The flooding which devastated so many parts of our county in 2019 will live long in the memory for many people and sadly it continues to affect the lives of those who were most severely affected. “

“However, we are pleased that our work to plan for, respond to and ultimately recover from such an event has been acknowledged in this way. It provides much needed recognition to our staff who work so hard behind the scenes.”

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