On Thursday 03 November 2016 Cyril Bates quick thinking and life-saving actions, helped to save his best friend Bob Yale’s life. So, on 10 March 2017, we invited Bob Yale, Cyril Bates and their respective families to attend an event at Hinckley Fire and Rescue Station, where our Chief Fire and Rescue Officer (CFO) Steve Lunn, presented Cyril with a CFO Certificate of Commendation.

Everyone in attendance had the opportunity to look around the fire station and with the presentation and speeches over, everybody enjoyed the light refreshments and an enjoyable afternoon was had by all.

Following the event, we unexpectedly received a lovely handwritten personal thank you letter from Cyril, Bob and their respective families and we are very pleased to say that they all enjoyed their afternoon at Hinckley Fire Station as much as we enjoyed hosting them.

It is always rewarding when members of our communities take the time to put pen to paper to say thank you or show they appreciate the service we provide and I know the crews on stations appreciate it immensely.

See below for the letter of thanks which we were very grateful to receive:

Water Rescue Thank you Stn 38