White Watch’s certificate of commendation at awards

Yarmouth White Watch fire crew have been awarded a certificate of commendation at Fire Awards. (Back

Yarmouth White Watch fire crew have been awarded a certificate of commendation at Fire Awards. (Back row left to right) Kev Game, Neil Hambling, Andy Masterson, Gary Miller, Matt Postle, (front left to right) Shaun Hearn, Mike Howlett and Dexter Jarvis, PHOTO: Nick Butcher - Credit: Nick Butcher

For their role in rescuing a child and two women from a flat fire, the Great Yarmouth White Watch and Great Yarmouth Retained Control White Watch received a certificate of commendation at the Norfolk Fire Service Awards.

In the early morning of December 15, 2015, watch manager Kevin Game and his crew helped a family trapped in a flat on Hall Plain, Great Yarmouth.

A child and two women were hanging out of an upstairs window, trying to breathe fresh air among acrid smoke. Their survival time was very limited.

Firefighter Masterson twice climbed a ladder to rescue them, and he and they suffered smoke inhalation.

Station manager Scott Norman said: “It is unquestionable that without the speed of response from the crew and the decisive action from watch manager Game, this incident could have resulted in a very different outcome.”