WEST Yorkshire's Chief Fire Officer, Phil Toase, 50, has received the CBE from the Queen.
He joined the fire service in 1974 and served first at Dewsbury Fire Station.
He was promoted to Assistant Chief Fire Officer for fire safety in 1995, Deputy Chief Fire Officer in 1999 and Chief Fire Officer in 2000.
He was born in Wakefield and lives in Hipperholme.
He was made a Commander of the Order of the British Empire in the Queen's Birthday Honours list.