Giving recognition to individuals who perform acts of bravery in rescuing others from fire

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.

PC Lee Wilcos receiving an award.  Photo copyright of South Yorkshire Police
Dorset F&RS awards ceremony, Lulworth Castle, 2012: (l to r) Dorset CFO Darran Gunter; certificate recipient PC Evan Griffiths (who helped rescue a sleeping family from a night-time fire); and SPLF Trustee Ian Chippendale. ( Photo © Dorset F&RS.)

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:

The Society is a registered charity and its activities are funded by charitable donations.