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  Posted by: electime      22nd November 2018

Two outstanding individuals from the fire, emergency and security industry have been recognised by the Fire & Security Association (FSA) for changing the sector for the better at this year’s IFSEC Security and Fire Excellence Awards. The FSA was an official partner at the event, which took place yesterday (21 November) at the Park Lane Hilton in London.

Pat Allen, of Abel Alarm Company Ltd, won the Peter Greenwood Security Award for outstanding contribution to the security systems industry. Pat has been instrumental in bringing the industry together in developing, testing and implementing a new apprenticeship standard for fire, emergency and security apprentices.

Kevin Griffin, of Logic Systems Fire and Security Ltd, won the Ian Marsh Fire Award for enthusiasm and selfless concern for the fire and emergency systems industry. Kevin has built up an incredibly strong reputation in Scotland for helping to improve standards within the fire industry.

Chairman of FSA Tom Brookes commented:
“The FSA is delighted to announce that Pat Allen and Kevin Griffin have won the Peter Greenwood Security Award and the Ian Marsh Fire Award respectively.

“Both Kevin and Pat have been fantastic servants to industry over the years, through their continued efforts to improve standards and bring more young people into the sector.”

Judges for the awards included Tom Brookes, FSA Chair and managing director of Lindum Fire Services Ltd; Richard Jenkins, CEO of NSI; Alex Carmichael, CEO SSAIB; and Una Riley, patron of Women in Security and Master of the Company of Security Professionals.

The FSA consists of members of ECA, the leading electrotechnical and engineering services trade association, and Scottish electrical trade body SELECT – although the awards are open to the entire industry.