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Non-Emergency Enquiries: 101

Proud of our people nominations - Week to Friday 20 November 2016

Each week we will publish details of those colleagues nominated for their excellent work and dedication to the communities of Staffordshire.

Provided residents with shelter, warmth, food and drink

Safe blueFire and Rescue reported a house fire with people possibly trapped. Local patrols under the direction of Sgt David Forrest quickly implemented an evacuation plan for local residents as well as a cordon for safe working environment for FARS.

The quick positive response by Sgt Forrest to the incident meant that the community were reassured. He arranged via partners for a local community centre to open and provide temporary accommodation for those who had to vacate their homes. This provided residents with shelter, warmth, food and drink.

He used excellent communication skills to keep all agencies involved and the wider community informed of what was going on.

PC Murcott immediately engaged with the man building a rapport

Following a report of a domestic altercation, officers attended a property in Norton Canes. On arrival, PC Chris Murcott was faced with a man in the street who had poured petrol over his head and threatened to set fire to himself. PC Murcott immediately engaged with the man building a rapport which resulted in the man throwing down the lighter rather than setting himself on fire.

The perseverance of all those involved

Officers joined the search for a man, believed to be hiding in Cannock town centre, who had assaulted two police officers and a member of the public. The search took several hours and due to the perseverance of all those involved, and in particular Sgt Andy Bulman who stopped a taxi which was taking the wanted man home, an arrest was made.