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Supporting our communities during the COVID-19 pandemic

14 May 2021

As the UK prepares to ease out of all restrictions from the end of June, we take a look at the positive contribution members of Humberside Fire and Rescue Service staff have made to support the national effort against COVID-19.

Member of staff standing next to a vaccination sign

Medical supply deliveries
Over 3,000,000 items of PPE and medical supplies have now been delivered by On-Call Firefighters at Howden Fire Station.

Other deliveries
1,075 food and shopping deliveries have been made.

Mass testing
Over 2,000 tests have been carried out by four members of staff since mid-April. Between them they have dedicated 664 hours.

Mass vaccinations
1,345 vaccinations have been given by four members of staff. Between them they have dedicated 2,672 hours.

Assisting our partners
673 patients have been assisted by our staff in conjunction with our ambulance service colleagues.

 

Chris Blacksell, Chief Fire Officer at Humberside Fire and Rescue Service said: “I am incredibly proud of the continued dedication our staff have shown throughout to help bring an end to this pandemic.

“In testimony to this, the Service was 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.

“As we move towards a further easing of restrictions, it’s important to remember to continue to follow NHS guidance and continue to wash your hands, cover your face, and make space. We all have a role to play in reducing the spread of COVID-19 and keeping everyone safe.”

 

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