Fire rescue award for brave PCs

The Society for the Protection of Life from Fire has recognised PCs Spencer Lunn and Kerry Rudge for risking their lives to save people from a flat fire. Founded in 1836, the society recognises people who rescue others from fires. 

Spencer and Kerry were on patrol in Birmingham when they saw a flat on fire above shops on Bristol Road, Selly Oak.

Spencer receives his award from Dept Chief Constable Jardine
Brave Spencer receives his award from Dept Chief Constable Jardine 

It was 2.55am on a Wednesday so they knew that people in the next door flats were probably still asleep and their lives were at risk.

After Kerry radioed our control room to request back up as well as the fire and ambulance services, Spencer ran into the building and started banging on doors and shouting.

Spencer safely evacuated 12 people with a colleague and even checked the burning flat capturing the whole rescue on his body worn video.

Their awards were presented by our Deputy Chief Constable Vanessa Jardine, at a special ceremony on Thursday (9 September).

You don’t just need to be a brave police officer like PCs Lunn and Rudge to make a difference in people’s lives. There’s thousands or roles in WMP. Visit our website to start your career with us.

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