Firefighters from Carlton Fire Station come together to support the local community

06/04/2020

 

To help Nottinghamshire residents who may need assistance during the pandemic, crews are making contacting with the most vulnerable members of the community, previously visited by the Service for a safe and well check.

Due to social distancing, crew members will be making telephone contact with residents to establish their needs; this maybe a befriending service, if residents just wish to talk, but has the potential to put them into contact with other services associated with Humanitarian Assistance across Nottingham County (0300 500 80 80) or Nottingham City (0115 915 5555).

Area Manager Mick Sharman said: “This is a great way of supporting the community during this challenging time. Allowing us to check in and be there for the local residents who need us most.

“The Fire Service holds a high level of respect within our communities and we want to give back to support the whole of Nottinghamshire as more of our crews begin to carry out this service.”

Over the weekend, Crews from Carlton Fire Station, began contacting residents of the Gedling District.

Speaking with one resident “I think the help provided by the Fire Service is brilliant, my mother has carers come in daily due to her Dementia so she is receiving help.

“However, it is very reassuring that the Fire Service are contacting local people to see how they are coping during these times. It shows that the Fire Service aren’t just here to put fires out and the work they are doing is very much welcomed.”

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