SFRS shorlisted for Community Spirit Awards in Dundee

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SFRS has been shortlised in three categories.

Dundee Prevention Team

Three nominations put forward by the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service have been shortlisted as finalists for the first ever Evening Telegraph’s first Community Spirit Awards.

Dundee Group Manager Martin Tait said: “It is a tremendous achievement to see all of our nominations being shortlisted as finalists for the first Community Spirit Awards ceremony.  It is encouraging to see the commitment our staff and our partners put in to making our communities safer and I would like to thank each and every one of them for the work they undertake.”

In its first year, the Evening Telegraph Community Spirit Awards give the opportunity to say thank you to those who have carried out some incredible feats to make peoples lives, and those of others, just that little bit better and safer. The work of the SFRS is very much focussed on engaging with our local community and making this a safer place to live, work and visit. All of the twelve award categories in their own right will assist in highlighting some of the work undertaken in our local communities which supports this ethos and effectively contributes to making our communities safer.

It’s the chance to tell the stories of those who work tirelessly to make a difference in their local community and to inspire others to do the same.

Our Dundee Prevention Team have been shortlisted for the Uniform Services Award which is awarded to a team or individual within the uniform services who has provided exceptional service, care or bravery to make our communities safer.

The Safe Drive Stay Alive Team are up for the Safer Streets Award which rewards individuals or groups who have worked to improve safety in their community.

Community Firefighter Kevin Phillip has also been shortlisted for the Spirit of Dundee Award which is awarded to an outstanding individual or group who, through a lifetime of service or by an act of kindness or philanthropy, exemplifies the essence of the people of Dundee.

The Community Spirit awards ceremony takes place on Friday 13 February at the Caird Hall in Dundee.
Our shortlisted nominees  are:

Safer Streets Award — Community Safety Wardens, Safe Drive Stay Alive and Sharon Dickie and Alice La Rooy, of Friends of Magdalen Green’s Roseangle Playpark Campaign.

Uniform Services Award — Dundee Prevention Team, Police Scotland Youth Volunteers and Special Constable Marshall Moyes.

Spirit of Dundee Award — Community Firefighter Kevin Phillip, Bharatiya Ashram at the Dudhope Centre, The Food Train and Yvonne Mullen.

The SFRS have also chosen to support the 'Good Neighbour Award' which will honour those incredible and selfless individuals or groups in our communities who dedicate themselves to helping others in their neighbourhood. This is something that is of particular relevance to the SFRS as we encourage members of our community to be more involved in some our safety campaigns such as 'Join Scotland's fight against fire' which encourages our communities to be more involved in identifying and addressing the needs of themselves and others.

For a full list of nominations and to find out more about the Tele's Community Spirit Awards go to

our photo shows Dundee Prevention Team.