Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service clap in support of the NHS and key workers

17/04/2020

Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service (NFRS) have been clapping for the NHS across the whole of Nottinghamshire since the #ClapForCarers campaign started.

 

From Harworth to West Bridgford crews have come together in support of key workers during the pandemic to clap every Thursday at 8pm alongside the rest of country.

 

Mansfield Fire Station have hung a large NHS banner from the fire tower and lit the tower blue whilst crews clapped in support of key workers.

 

Arnold Fire Station, Newark Fire Station and the Joint Fire Control Team have also been getting involved in doing their bit to support the NHS by filming up beat videos with a stay at home, protect the NHS, save lives safety message.

 

Worksop Fire Station, Edwinstowe Fire Station and London Road Fire Station are just a few of the many NFRS stations who have also turned their lights blue and joined the UK wide clap.

 

This week NFRS crews attended Kingsmill Hospital, Queens Medical Centre and City Hospital alongside Nottinghamshire Police to demonstrate their ongoing encouragement for the hard work the hospitals are doing during this challenging time.

 

Group Manager Phil Reavill said: “This is a great opportunity for us to share and show our dedication to our partners, keyworkers and the NHS.

 

“We know it’s a difficult time and all keyworkers and the NHS are working extremely hard; this is just a small gesture the Service can do to show our continuous support during this pandemic.

 

The Service are also reaching out to the local community and supporting them through a befriending service, assisting partners and local charities to bring food to the most vulnerable and getting local children involved to share their rainbows on the appliance bay doors.”

 

Firefighter, Laura Wilton, from Arnold Fire Station said: “The campaign is a special way to bring everybody in the local community together as we stay home to protect the NHS and save lives.

 

“It shows that as a Service we are one team which is extremely important for all of us, especially during these times.”

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