Following Government advice issued yesterday (16
March) we are now focussing our operational response to emergencies only.
We continue to closely monitor the Government
response to coronavirus and, following the move to the ‘Fast Growth Period’, we
are making some changes to the way we do things to protect our frontline
We are continually monitoring and managing the impact
of coronavirus on our staff and communities, so that we continue to deliver our
frontline services should the virus continue to spread. We have well rehearsed
Business Continuity plans in place for a pandemic, such as Coronavirus.
As part of our response to the pandemic, we are
taking the following steps to keep our staff and communities safe:
Firefighters will be responding to emergencies only
At Risk Team (PART) will be continuing 'safe and well checks' in the
community and responding to referrals from our partner agencies and the
public. These activities will, however, be triaged to prioritise the
greatest needs and some visits may be replaced by telephone contact or
deferred until a later date.
Protection Team will continue to fulfil their statutory roles as
regulators for non-domestic premises, however activities will be refined
to prioritise the greatest potential risks and some visits may be replaced
by telephone contact. Business
support will continue to be provided remotely.
all community events and station and community visits - we apologise for
any inconvenience and disappointment caused and we will be reviewing the
situation for future events.
If any businesses have any concerns regarding current
enforcement action under the RRO, please contact the Fire Protection team
on: Tel : 0115 838 8207 Email : firstname.lastname@example.org Tel : 0115 838 8206 Email
: email@example.com Tel
: 0115 838 8204 Email
We are doing this because we need to protect our
frontline staff and prioritise responding to incidents.
Chief Fire Officer John Buckley said: "Thank you for your understanding during this fast
paced situation. We are having regular meetings to discuss and assess any
developments in the situation and how best to keep our communities safe.
"We are still here for you should you need to
call in an emergency please contact 999 and crews will respond as normal."
For any queries regarding staying safe at home you
can visit our website:
For the latest Government advice around coronavirus
please see the following links:
NHS 111: https://111.nhs.uk/covid-19