Firefighters from Llanwrtyd Wells have been awarded for the bravery shown during the Llangammarch Wells fire tragedy.

The crew were first on the scene of a farmhouse fire which claimed the lives of a father and his five children on October 30, 2017. They faced a fully-developed fire, which is thought to have started near a log burner, that exceeded 1,000 degrees Celsius.

The courage and endeavour shown that night has resulted in the team winning a Chief Fire Officers Exceptional Achievement Award at the Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue’s Celebrating Success Awards on Friday, November 16.

Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Chief Fire Officer Chris Davies said Llanwrtyd Wells Fire Station was worthy of the award for the “utmost professionalism and bravery” and praised the firefighters for being “true ambassadors” to their communities.

David Morgan presents WM Steve Amor with a long service medal

Watch Manager Steve Amor said: “It was the most difficult incident they’ve ever faced.

“That year, there had been a spate of fatal incidents and they had a lot to put up with. It’s a nasty job sometimes but the crew are coping. They did all they could and I’m very proud of them.”

Steve Amor was also honoured at the event for his 30 years service with the fire and rescue service.

Mr Amor who moved to Llanwrtyd Wells 35 years ago, says he is “very proud” to have served in the community.

He was presented with a long-service medal by David Morgan, Her Majesty’s Deputy Lord-Lieutenant of Powys.

It was also fourth time lucky for Llanwrtyd Wells as they were also chosen as Station of the Year at the awards ceremony.