The Society for the Protection of Life from Fire
The Society exists to give recognition to people who perform acts of bravery in rescuing others from the life-threatening effects of fires in the United Kingdom.
It encourages police forces and fire brigades to report such acts and to nominate, for formal recognition by the Society, those who act heroically in fires.
Since it was established (as the Royal Society for the Protection of Life from Fire) in 1836:
- it has awarded certificates which testify to ‘distinguished conduct while engaged in the rescue of life from fire’;
- in especially meritorious cases it also awards a medal;
- young persons who are awarded the Society’s certificate may also receive a small monetary award.
The Society is a registered charity and its activities are funded by charitable donations.