HALIFAX fire investigation officer Peter Crowther is one of only 15 people in the UK to have achieved the prestigious Certified Fire Investigator award.
Watch Manager Peter (pictured) is based at fire service headquarters in Birkenshaw and can be called to blazes across the county.
He was given the award by the International Association of Arson Investigators.
After months of study and an oral exam, he had to prove he had extensive experience in the many aspects in fire investigation.
“I am delighted to achieve this award, especially after all the hard work and preparation. All West Yorkshire fire investigators undertake a great deal of specialist training, but it is an honour to be recognised for the experience and knowledge I have,” he said.