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Fire fighters to drive ambulances during the pandemic

Credit: Image. Cambs Fire & Rescue Service

9 firefighters from the Cambridgeshire Fire & Rescue Services have been trained to step in and support the East of England Ambulance Service which is facing a high demand for their services during the coronavirus pandemic.  Assistant chief fire officer, Jon Anderson said: “Working together and supporting our emergency services colleagues has never been so important.

Marcus Bailey, chief operating officer with EEAST, said: “We are very grateful to our blue light colleagues in the fire and rescue service and look forward to working closely with them to keep our patients, staff, volunteers and the wider public safe during this pandemic. “Covid-19 represents an unprecedented challenge for all of us and we truly appreciate the fantastic support we have received from the fire service, the public, businesses and our other partners.

“We would urge people to continue to play their part in helping the NHS by taking extra care of themselves, only going out for essential items, observing advice about hand-washing and maintaining social distancing.”                                                                                                 (Source:  Hunts Post 18/4)