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Uniformed Hero nomination – Firefighter Harry Noon

28 June 2024

Uniformed Hero nomination – Firefighter Harry Noon

When firefighter Harry Noon found himself caught up in a police pursuit he helped to apprehend a suspected thief.

Harry, an on-call firefighter and community safety officer at Rugeley Fire Station, was walking through the town when he saw a PCSO chasing a woman and decided to help.

The 27-year-old has been nominated as a Uniformed Hero in the Your Heroes Awards by Chief Fire Officer Rob Barber KFSM for going above and beyond his usual duties.

Rob said: “Harry was walking back towards Rugeley fire station when he saw a PCSO chasing a female into Phoenix Close. He was aware the close was a cul-de-sac so walked around the corner
to see if he could assist.

“He saw the officer lose his grip of the female so as she ran towards him he grabbed her. Harry was able to detain the female until the officer was able to restrain her.

“They brought her into the security of the fire station until a police vehicle was able to come and take the female to the police station. Harry offered water to the officer whilst waiting.

“Following on from the incident the PCSO advised that the female was suspected to have stolen items of clothing from a store in town and the PCSO had followed her through town. Once she noticed she was being followed she started to run. The woman was arrested and questioned at the police station.”

Harry said: “I’m lost for words that the Chief Fire Officer has nominated me for a Your Heroes Award. It’s an honour that it’s been recognised and it’s massively unexpected.”

Harry has worked for Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service for nearly two years,

He added: “The events that happened that day aren’t what firefighters would usually do or are trained to do.”