This week, Humberside Fire and Rescue Service will be supporting International Control Room Week to celebrate our colleagues.
International Control Room Week is a week to specifically celebrate the unsung heroes of the emergency services, run by local organisation APD Communications.
Humberside Fire and Rescue Service will be sharing stories of Control Room colleagues throughout the week across its social media channels. For every mention of the hashtag #UnsungHeroes, £1 will be donated to mental health charity Mind and the Scottish Association for Mental Health.
Recent studies show that Control Rooms across the country are dealing with record levels of phone calls from members of the public suffering with poor mental health. By raising money for mental health charities, it indirectly helps both the people working within the Control Room and also members of the public contacting emergency services.