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Humberside Fire and Rescue Service (HFRS) volunteers are ready, willing and able to support the local rollout of mass vaccinations at Hull City Hall in support of the national effort against COVID-19.

Staff from various roles and sections across the Service have volunteered to play a part in the continual fight against COVID-19 by supporting the mass vaccination efforts at Hull City Hall.

HFRS volunteers are on hand to assist City Health Care Partnership (CHCP) by:

  • ensuring the smooth arrival of people coming in for vaccinations,
  • welcoming people and answering any questions,
  • identifying people through the waiting areas and registration,
  • maintaining cleanliness, sanitisation and infection control,
  • managing queues and ensuring people leave safely, whilst respecting social distancing.

Our volunteers are prepped and ready to start their duties from Wednesday 10 February.

Chris Blacksell, Chief Fire Officer said,

“I am proud of the continued dedication our staff have shown throughout to help bring an end to this pandemic. The Service has recently been praised nationally by inspectors (HMICFRS) for our working with partner agencies to support our communities during the pandemic, while still maintaining our core responsibilities as a fire service.

Our staff volunteering to help the CHCP with the mass vaccinations rollout is testimony to the dedication shown throughout this pandemic. Many staff live in the communities they work hard to keep safe and only by working closely together in these unprecedented times will we be able to save as many lives as we possibly can.

I want to thank the vast majority of people who are staying at home and practicing good social distancing. We all have a role to play in reducing the spread of COVID-19 and keeping everyone safe.

My thanks also go out to the NHS, partner agencies and all volunteers for their efforts, hard work and dedication to keeping people safe.”

For more information on COVID-19 vaccine please visit the NHS website.

Read here about the praise HFRS received from a national inspection.