Chance to honour emergency service heroes

JPCT 191114 S14480327x County Times Community Awards. South East Coast Ambulance Service Team -photo by Steve Cobb SUS-141119-100116001

JPCT 191114 S14480327x County Times Community Awards. South East Coast Ambulance Service Team -photo by Steve Cobb SUS-141119-100116001

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There is perhaps no more personal an award in our fantastic community awards to give than the 999 Award given to someone in the emergency services.

It’s a job they do everyday, but for someone whose life is saved by our medical, fire service or police officer heroes, it is anything but that.

South East Coast Ambulance Service was last year’s winners after being nominated by Billingshurst resident Tony Burroughs.

He contacted the County Times telling how paramedics saved his life when he suffered a heart attack at Broadbridge Heath Leisure Centre.

The team of Duncan Jones, David Lashwood, Mark Durrell, Isabel Mills, Sarah Sidway. Mark Young and Joseph Radoux shared the award.

Duncan said: “It’s something we’ve been trained to do and are experienced members of staff in our day-to-day job.

“We hope we always provide that high level of service and we are just very pleased we could help Tony.”

There are 15 other categories in which to nominate those people and groups which have most inspired you. They can be champions of the environment, animal lovers or people who just go that extra mile for others.

The deadline for nominations is October 1 and the winner will be announced at the awards ceremony at the Capitol Horsham on November 16.

To make your nomination fill out an online form or find the form in the County Times.