ENTRIES are open for the first Excellence in Fire and Emergency Awards (EFEs).

The awards have been launched by FIRE magazine in association with Babcock to honour the many heroes who save lives and help people every day.

The awards acknowledge the ‘hidden’ heroics of the innovative people committed to improving safety and efficiency in the face of what the fire union calls massive financial cuts.

Send a brief description of a team or individual, and why you think they deserve an award, to rachel.langdon@pavpub.com

The deadline is Thursday, July 31, and an awards ceremony will be held at the prestigious Caledonian Club in Belgravia, London, on October 17.