Fire and Rescue Service is proudly supporting the National Fire Chiefs Council’s
(NFCC) #ReadyWillingAble campaign, to show how the UK’s fire and rescue
services are taking on additional activities to protect and support their
communities, during the COVID-19 pandemic.
by the Home Office, firefighters and other fire service staff across the
country are sharing stories and video on their websites and social media to
highlight how they’re using their wide range of skills to provide community
reassurance and help.
well as continuing to respond to emergency calls and carry out their core
duties, it has been agreed that fire and rescue service staff will also assist
the ambulance service with emergency ambulance driving, support the most
vulnerable through food deliveries, carry out ‘face fitting’ for masks used by
health care workers and deliver PPE and medical supplies.
Fire Officer John Buckley said: “We have already seen our staff stepping
outside of their traditional roles and going above and beyond in so many
different ways to support their local communities during this challenging time.
know we have a crucial role to play, not only in keeping people safe from fire
while they are staying at home, but in supporting our partners, reassuring
communities and looking out for the most vulnerable and at risk in society.
a Service we have already been sharing some of our stories and examples of best
practice through our #hereforyou campaign, and I’m extremely proud to now support
the NFCC’s Ready, Willing, Able campaign to highlight our role in responding to
this national crisis.”
Chair of the National Fire Chiefs Council, said: “Fire and Rescue services
across the UK are renowned for responding professionally to the unexpected and
this national crisis is no different.
are very proud of crews and other staff for stepping forward, using their
wide-range of capabilities and skills to ensure community reassurance and
support, while continuing to respond to emergencies, during
and rescue services have a ‘can do’ ethic and the skills and capability to
carry out this work. The commitment to their communities during this critical
time is a reflection of their continued humanity and care."
You can find out more about the work being carried out by
fire service staff in Nottinghamshire by following us on Twitter and Instagram: @NottsFire and
at www.facebook.com/NottsFRS .