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SOUTH Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Service has been presented with a certificate recognising its support of the region’s Reserved Forces.

Only 80 such certificates, signed by the Chief of the Defence staff and the Secretary of State for Defence, are presented each year.

The county’s fire service has supported a number of employees over a number of years in their roles as a reservist.

Assistant Chief Fire Officer Neil Hessell said: “Not only do reservists provide a vital role to our armed forces, but we and our employees also benefit enormously from the transferable skills they learn, particularly in decision-making, leadership and team work.

“Ultimately this means better personal development for the employee and a better business for all.”