Exmouth: firefighters’ long service and dedication recognised at annual awards ceremony

PUBLISHED: 15:26 25 September 2017 | UPDATED: 15:26 25 September 2017

Paul Furler

Paul Furler


Paul Furler and Michael Graham have been recognised by Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service at its annual awards ceremony.

Michael Graham Michael Graham

Long service and dedication to helping others has been rewarded by chief fire officer Lee Howell, who praised two Exmouth men for their work.

Recently-retired Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service Exmouth fire station crew manager Paul Furler received a 40-year service medal.

He was also presented with the chief fire officer’s certificate of commendation.

The accolade was for his voluntary work helping firefighters in Colombia and his support for the Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service Corps of Drums.

A long service and good conduct medal was presented by Vice Lord-Lieutenant of Devon, Sir John Cave, to crew manager Michael Graham.

Michael joined Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service in 1997 as a firefighter, based at Exmouth.

He was promoted to crew manager in 2009 and moved to Middlemoor in Exeter; he currently works as a temporary watch manager within the community safety team at fire service headquarters.

Other News Stories

This year’s scarecrow festival in East Budleigh provided reminders of the village’s link to Sir Walter Raleigh who died 400 years ago.

Read more

A town centre hair salon in Budleigh Salterton looks set to be converted into a two-bedroom flat after plans were approved.

Read more
Yesterday, 17:00

Exmouth’s annual celebration of diversity has added a new event for this year’s festivities.

Read more
Yesterday, 15:00

Your photos from East Devon sent in over the week via our image sharing website - iwitness24.

Read more
Yesterday, 12:00

A former Exmouth mayor has described the ‘emotional’ and ‘amazing’ moment she recently met her long, lost brother for the first time.

Read more
Yesterday, 08:00

Big crowds are expected to descend on The Strand, Exmouth, on Saturday, June 30, as the town remembers those who have fought for our country.

Read more
Fri, 17:00

More than 200 people attended an annual garden fete hosted by an Otterton care home.

Read more
Fri, 12:00

Exmouth in Bloom’s latest flower-filled boat has been named after one of the town’s former mayors.

Read more
Fri, 08:00

An annual charity strongman competition has raised vital funds for a charity that supports those with disabilities or life-affecting conditions.

Read more
Thu, 16:16

An application to build 350 new homes on the edge of Exmouth looks set for approval.

Read more

Comments have been disabled on this article.

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 22°C

min temp: 11°C

Most Read News

Useful Links

Advertise in the Paper
Submit a Story
Subscriptions Order
Photo Orders
Family notices
Google Plus
Reader Travel

Read Online

Read the Exmouth Journal e-edition E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

Exmouth Journal twice-weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

Local business directory

Exmouth's trusted business finder

Show Job Lists

Find planning applications