Watch Manager Euros Edwards, of Crymych Fire Station, has been awarded the British Empire Medal (BEM) in the 2024 New Year Honours List.

WM Edwards started his career with Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service (MAWWFRS), known then as Dyfed Fire Brigade, in 1979 and was subsequently promoted to Leading Firefighter in 1987 and Sub-Officer in 1988.  Euros has served the communities of Pembrokeshire and MAWWFRS faithfully for over 44 years and has played a prominent role in maintaining high levels of availability at Crymych Fire Station during this time.

In 1998, he was instrumental in introducing a voluntary Co-Responder scheme to Crymych, an initiative which has provided invaluable support for local ambulance has saved many lives in the communities of north Pembrokeshire.  In order to support the Co-Responder scheme, Euros has also played a key role in raising over £40,000 to purchase a new vehicle for the Fire Station, which illustrates his drive and commitment to supporting his local community.

Commenting on Euros’ award, Chief Fire Officer Roger Thomas said:

“I am delighted that Euros’ commitment and dedication has been recognised by His Majesty the King in the 2024 New Year Honours List.  This award recognises Euros’ hard work and lifelong devotion to his local community and the leadership that he has provided to the crew at Crymych Fire Station.”