Firefighters and support staff praised for vaccination efforts

The National Fire Chief’s Council (NFCC) has praised the compassion, commitment and hard work of hundreds of UK fire and rescue service (FRS) staff who have collectively administered more than 110,000 Covid-19 vaccines

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25/03/2021 7:43pm


Hampshire & Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Service

NFCC LogoMore than 60 firefighters and support staff from Hampshire and Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Service have been trained to work as vaccinators at centres across our two counties.

And Basingstoke Fire Station has been transformed into a vaccination centre while remaining fully operational.

Chair of NFCC, Roy Wilsher, said: “Over the last few weeks, we have seen FRSs working tirelessly to set up vaccination sites, assisting with patient care and administering the vaccines. It’s truly incredible to think that in just a matter of weeks since the mass vaccination programme commenced, more than 113,000 vaccines have been administered by FRS staff alone.

“It seems to me that no matter what the challenge is, FRS staff are ready, willing and able to assist wherever their help is needed. There is no doubt that the public too are very proud of everything their local fire and rescue service continues to achieve.”

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