West Midlands Fire Service (WMFS) was proud to be part of the National Fire Chiefs Council’s (NFCC) #ReadyWillingAble campaign.
Launched in April, the 12-week initiative threw a spotlight on extra activities carried out by fire and rescue services in response to the COVID-19 pandemic – made possible by an agreement between the NFCC, the Fire Brigades Union (FBU) and Fire and Rescue Employers.
Members of our staff who volunteered to help ensured that some of our most vulnerable residents received food and medical deliveries.
Sadly, others were also involved in the movement of the bodies of some virus victims. We were also #ReadyWillingAble to support with the fitting of face masks and driving ambulances if needed.
We worked with organisations such as local councils to identify and help those most in need, with more than 70 of our workforce volunteering – testament to their commitment and dedication to keeping our communities safe.
Firefighters and WMFS staff across the West Midlands will be taking to social media to share stories and videos about how they’re using their wide range of skills to offer community reassurance and help, in response to the national crisis, should the need have arisen.