Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service supports blue light colleagues
Norfolk’s firefighters have stepped in to help emergency services colleagues in new ways.
Since the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic, firefighters have been driving emergency ambulances for the East of England Ambulance Service, helping paramedics gain entry to homes in medical emergencies, moving NHS supplies and assisting Norfolk Police at road traffic collisions and high-risk incidents.
In the first month of ambulance driving, 24 on-call firefighters carried out 278 shifts. A further 25 on-call firefighters were due to complete the second month of support, with up to 20 full-time firefighters also being trained to help.
At the same time, the service maintains its usual work and continues to respond to fire and rescue incidents across the county.
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