Fire chiefs have praised the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority (YDNPA) for supporting the work of part-time fire fighters.
The Authority has been presented with an Employer Recognition Scheme certificate from the North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service because it allows Upper Wensleydale Area Ranger Matt Neale to work as an on-call fire fighter based at Hawes fire station.
Carl Boasman, the Fire and Rescue Service’s Group Manager, said: “We have great pleasure in giving this award to employers who support their local Retained Duty System (On Call) Fire Stations. In particular, the Service is grateful to the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority for supporting the work of our On-Call Firefighters.”
Matt said: “I joined up three years ago as Hawes station was looking to recruit people who could respond to calls, particularly during the day. It’s great my employer fully supports me as a retained fire-fighter.