We are Ready, Willing and Able to support our communities in Nottinghamshire.

27/05/2020

Since the start of lockdown in March, Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service has been working with partners to support local communities.

Whilst attending incidents as usual, we have also been working closely with others, and all of our crews and support staff throughout the whole of the Service have been going the extra mile to keep you safe and well during these times.

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Delivering food parcels has been continuous since the very start of lockdown. Crews have been delivering and distributing them to vulnerable people, care homes, food banks and for people who are self-isolating. We have also supported the British Red Cross by delivering 142 food parcels to the homeless in Nottingham City Centre.

As well as food, crews have been assisting with medication deliveries. These have been for care homes in the local areas, as well as for the vulnerable and at-risk people.

The Service has also supported the #ppe4nhs campaign, with 18 fire stations around Nottinghamshire receiving PPE donations from the public. Overall, we have received more than 100,000 items of PPE, which has been passed on to the NHS and care workers.

A number of our staff have also volunteered to support EMAS by driving urgent care patients to and from hospital and home. To date 37 shifts have been completed by our volunteers, further cementing the good relationship between the two services and helping several elderly, vulnerable or poorly patients from across the region.  

Staff across the whole of the Service have worked extremely hard throughout the Coronavirus pandemic to keep you all safe and we will continue to support the #ReadyWillingAble campaign.

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