The ICPEM annual Award of Excellence was established in order to recognise significant contributions in the field of emergency management.
At the Institute' Conference on 16th May the Annual Award of Excellence was awarded to Crew Manager Oliver Stallworthy of the London Fire Brigade.
(Oliver is presented with the Award by theinstitute Chair, Jeff Little)
Oliver was nominated by ICPEM members Peter Davis and Rob Davis
This year’s award recognises Oliver's outstanding contribution to the continued development of the Inter-Agency Liaison Officers role and his specific personal contribution to the safety and security of the Olympic and Paralympic Games 2012.
The development of the Inter-Agency Liaison Officer or ILO role was progressively developed first within the Fire & Rescue Service, then the Ambulance Service and more recently the Police Service.
Oliver took up the role of the Assistant National ILO Co-ordination Officer in 2010 and during his time in post, ending in October 2012, made a major contribution to the running, development and co-ordination of Fire & Rescue ILO activity throughout the United Kingdom.
In particular he demonstrated extraordinary levels of professionalism, integrity, perseverance and determination in all that he has achieved to enable communities across the country to benefit from the role of the ILO in their local emergency services.
In late 2011 the Fire & Rescue Service covering Home Office Model Response sites were tasked to provide specialist rescue capability to meet challenges set by the National Security Strategy and the Strategic Defence and Security Review which included joint services working to deal with evacuating casualties during a firearms incident. In taking a central role in meeting these requirements CM Oliver Stallworthy helped to effectively develop and deliver a quality product in time for the Olympics of which the whole Fire & Rescue Service could be proud.
You can read the nomination here
Previous recipients have been:
2005 Steve Gregory
2006 Muriel McLenahan OBE
2007 Dr Anne Eyre
2008 Tony Thompson
2009 Not awarded
2010 Bill Blake and Tony Moore
2011 Dr. Peter Jefferson and Dr. Walter J Ammann
2012 Roger Young