Our response to the Coronavirus pandemic

29/05/2020

Since the Coronavirus pandemic hit and the country went into lockdown at the end of March, all crews and support staff at Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service have changed the way they work.

Our aim at NFRS is to keep the public safe and well, especially during this uncertain time. Here is how we responded.

A total of 4,391 food parcels have been delivered by crews to care homes, vulnerable and at-risk people, people who are self-isolating and the homeless. Crews have also assisted with 1,057 medication deliveries.

We have had over 100,000 PPE donations including 6,300 disposable aprons, 140 reusable aprons and 30 surgical facemasks.

Due to Government guidelines, the Service could not continue with Safe and Well visits, however 1,327 Safe and Well triage calls have been completed, resulting in 200 high risk home visits.

We currently have 178 support staff working from home during these times with the Chief Fire Officer doing weekly Skype briefings. We also have over 30 written briefings and twice weekly business continuity meetings.

Amongst all of this, crews have still attended 1,217 incidents since the end of March, after receiving 1,927 calls to control.

This is only a handful of stuff that NFRS have achieved throughout the pandemic. To find out what else we have been doing, watch our video here.

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