Local MP thanks firefighters for commitment to community during Covid
Aylesbury MP Rob Butler paid tribute to the local firefighters who have taken on extra duties in response to COVID-19, as he visited Buckinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service’s Aylesbury Headquarters this afternoon (Friday 19th).
“I was very pleased to have the opportunity to thank Buckinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service for their outstanding work this year. Firefighters have driven ambulances, packed food parcels for vulnerable residents and trained care home staff in using PPE, as well as helping the NHS set up our local Stoke Mandeville Stadium vaccination hub. One even helped deliver two babies.”
Rob heard from firefighters based across the constituency during his visit, before meeting the urban search and rescue dog, Huw. The team told Rob how they have offered to take on a range of additional tasks in addition to their usual duties during the pandemic.
“Firefighters have remained on the frontline during the coronavirus, continuing to respond to emergency call-outs as well as volunteering to take on many new responsibilities.
“They have been working tirelessly to support our NHS, protect our most vulnerable residents from coronavirus and help our vaccination programme, all on top of their normal duties fighting fires and saving lives.
“Covid has presented many challenges for firefighters, yet they have gone above and beyond their day to day responsibilities to support those in need, as well as assist our local healthcare services. This reflects an extraordinary commitment to their colleagues in the emergency services and our community. I’m extremely grateful for absolutely everything they’re doing.”