NFRS continue to go above and beyond during pandemic

07/05/2020

As we turn a new week during the coronavirus outbreak, our crews, support staff and volunteers continue to help within their communities.

 

Here is an update on what the Service have been doing to keep you safe and well during these times:

 

The Service is working closely with the #ppe4nhs campaign, where 18 Fire Stations around Nottinghamshire will be open for local businesses to drop off donations. The drop off centres are: Highfields, London Road, Arnold, West Bridgford, Edwinstowe, Mansfield, Stockhill, Ashfield, Newark, Worksop, Retford, Bingham, Tuxford, Hucknall, Stapleford, East Leake and Harworth Fire Station.

 

Group Manager, Andy Macey said: “The Service is already working hard to give back and support the local community including the NHS and keyworkers. This is just another small addition to what the Service can do to contribute in these challenging times.”

 

Delivering food parcels around Nottinghamshire has continued and is now become a regular occurrence for all our Crews, with Newark, Collingham and Southwell Fire Stations currently delivering around 230 per week.

 

Arnold White Watch attended a property where an elderly gentleman has no fridge or freezer and was surviving on non-perishable goods. Crews collected food from a local food bank and delivered it directly to the gentleman. 

 

Firefighter Tim Marston said: “We have been working with the community to do our bit during this pandemic. Delivering food parcels and prescriptions is just a small addition to what the Service is doing right now.

 

“Recently we have worked with a member in our community who was struggling and we stepped in to contact a local food bank to get the resident the support they needed. We are here for our community.”

London Road assisted in the collection and distribution of Red Cross food packages in Nottingham City Centre, directed at engaging with the homeless and rough sleepers. This has been taking place every Tuesday.

 

Carlton Fire Station have had food collections from their local Morrison’s supermarket and have delivered the packages to the Richard Herrod Centre. They have also delivered pet food to the RSPCA site in Radcliffe. Retford are also delivering food to the vulnerable with support from Asda and Morrisons.

 

As well as the delivery of food parcels, Crews are still making sure medication parcels are being delivered to care homes in the local areas, as well as for the vulnerable and at-risk people.

 

Stapleford Fire Station have put together the final details, so that they are able to deliver prescriptions in the coming weeks and Harworth Fire Station are delivering prescriptions 3 times a week.

 

Members of the public also thanked all of the crews at Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service for always going above and beyond.

 

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