A COMPANY’S commitment to employing retained firefighters has been recognised.
RPC Containers in Kilburn Road, Oakham, was given the “Employer of On Call Firefighters” award for 22 years of support.
Retained firefighters on call are given permission to leave work to deal with emergencies.
General Manager of RPC Philip Jones said: “As far as the company is concerned it is beneficial for us to have trained firefighters on site and we are extremely pleased to be able to support the local fire and rescue service.”
Fire service district manager Nigel Shaw said: “Without companies like RPC we would not be able to provide the service.”