Lord-Lieutenant celebrates Chief Fire Officer Paul Fuller’s CBE
Date Added: 10/10/2016
HM Lord-Lieutenant of Bedfordshire Helen Nellis has officially recognised the CBE awarded to Chief Fire Officer Paul Fuller at a special celebratory event.
Mr Fuller’s significant contributions both to Bedfordshire Fire and Rescue Service and beyond were celebrated at an honours recipients gathering and presentation ceremony at Luton Hoo.
Dignitaries including the High Sheriff of Bedfordshire, Charles Whitbread; Chairman of Central Bedfordshire Council, Cllr David Bowater, and Mayor of Luton, Cllr Tahir Khan heard about Mr Fuller’s achievements in a speech read out by one of the Lord-Lieutenant’s cadets.
Mr Fuller received his CBE for services to the Fire and Rescue Service.
He joined the Fire Service in 1978 and became Chief Fire Officer at Bedfordshire Fire and Rescue Service in February 2002 after a career with West Midlands, West Sussex, Staffordshire and Wiltshire Fire Services, including a secondment to Warwickshire in 2009.
He currently serves on a number of national bodies including chairman of Chief Fire Officers Association Services Ltd, deputy chairman of Fire Sector Federation and Trustee of the Children’s Burns Trust and the Firefighters Charity.
He is a member of Bedfordshire St John County Priory Group, the Police Partnership Board and the Strategic Steering Group for the Regional and World Children’s Burns Camp, and chairman of the Bedfordshire and Luton Chief Executive Forum. He is also past president of the Chief Fire Officers’ Association.
Mr Fuller was awarded the Queen’s Fire Service Medal for exemplary service in the Birthday Honours 2008 and was made a Freeman of the City of London in 2012.
Speaking after last month’s ceremony, Mrs Nellis said: “I was delighted to recognise and publically acknowledge the hugely deserved award of the CBE to Paul for his very significant contribution to the Fire and Rescue Service, not only to the communities in Bedfordshire, but also to wider regional and national bodies.
“His outstanding service was rightly recognised and it was a pleasure to include a special tribute to Paul for all his achievements in my ceremony held at Luton Hoo.”