Shirley Towers bravery awards

Jim Shears and Alan Bannon who tragically lost their lives fighting a fire at Shirley Towers in Southampton in 2010 have been award posthumous bravery medals.

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Shirley Towers sacrifice remembered

Chief Officer John Bonney presents Alan Bannon's station number lapels to Alan's mother Margaret Credit: Hampshire Fire and Rescue

Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service say they have awarded posthumous medals to Jim Shears and Alan Bannon to recognise that they "put themselves in harm's way to ensure the safety of others".

Chief Officer John Bonney said "This award is to formally recognise their courage, dedication and service, and to remember the sacrifice they made."

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