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
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.”