Praise for Mirfield fire station crew

PROUD MOMENT: ADM Dave Gardner presents the award to WM Neil Dyson and firefighters Jim Hopkins, Pete Bostock, Richard Gordon, Daniel Inman, Tony Allen and Dave Wilmot at Mirfield fire station. (d31011203)
PROUD MOMENT: ADM Dave Gardner presents the award to WM Neil Dyson and firefighters Jim Hopkins, Pete Bostock, Richard Gordon, Daniel Inman, Tony Allen and Dave Wilmot at Mirfield fire station. (d31011203)
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FIREFIGHTERS in Mirfield have been praised for blazing a trail in community caring.

Crew at the town’s fire station have been presented with a District Commander’s Letter of Appreciation for the role they play in helping the local community.

The 15 firefighters, already well-known for their fundraising zeal, received the Letter from Kirklees district commander Keith Robinson and town and Kirklees councillor Martyn Bolt (Con) at a special presentation at the station.

The crew members work on a retained basis and all community efforts are done in their spare time.

They organise a wide variety of fundraisers such as a charity car wash, annual bonfire, Christmas party and building a Santa’s grotto.

Watch manager Neil Dyson said all the team was proud to have been recognised for its efforts.

“They put in an awful lot of hard work in their spare time – all through a deep sense of community,” he said.

“So it’s really good to get this letter of appreciation.”

Retained firefighters are on call from home or other employment to answer 999 calls.