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