A Billingborough firefighter has been recognised for the vital voluntary work he does to help others.
Retained firefighter Jack Moss, 65, received the High Sheriff Award for the extraordinary contribution he has made to his local community over the past 50 years.
Nominated by Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue Service’s Chief Fire Officer, Dave Ramscar, watch manager Jack was commended for his ongoing service and commitment to keeping the people of Billingborough safe.
He was one of just 12 people from across the county to have received the award from the High Sheriff of Lincolnshire, John Burke, who said: “Over the last year, I have had the privilege to come across many extraordinary individuals and groups who voluntarily devote their time and energy to improve the communities in which they live or work.
“These people make Lincolnshire a better and safer place to live and I am very keen to support them.
“On behalf of Lincolnshire, I’d like to give them my heartfelt thanks for the part they have played in making Lincolnshire a county to be proud of.”
Jack was presented with an engraved lapel pin and certificate during a reception held at the Judges’ Lodgings in Lincoln’s Castle Square.
Having started his career as a junior firefighter aged 15 in 1963, Jack Moss has devoted all his spare time to be a retained firefighter, while still having a full-time career as a mechanic, as well as bringing up a family.