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

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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.

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