As the rollout of COVID-19 vaccinations begins around the country, Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service (CFRS) continues to offer support to the health sector during the pandemic. Having already seen staff from various parts of the Service helping with training new ambulance drivers, supporting the community hubs and working as ambulance drivers, CFRS is now offering its support with the vaccination program.

Chief Fire Officer Chris Strickland said:“这场大流行对全国和世界其他地区的每个人来说都是一个充满挑战的时刻。从一开始,我们就看到我们可以在哪里提供帮助,确保我们为我们的社区,特别是那些最脆弱的居民提供帮助。现在全国各地都在建立疫苗接种中心,我们希望确保与NHS站在一起,帮助保护尽可能多的人,尽可能快。”

更新的风险评估

"We have already asked our staff if they would be interested in supporting the rollout and are working with our partners to see how we can assist. This could range from our premises potentially being used as venues - we already do this successfully with NHS Blood and Transplant - to our staff assisting with giving the vaccinations. Another thing we are exploring is our staff helping to set up and run vaccination centers."

Our staff are at the heart of everything that we do and we wouldn’t put them at any unnecessary risk"

本周,国家消防局长委员会发布了一系列最新的风险评估,允许消防人员继续从事COVID-19相关活动,同时承担更多不同的责任。为了支持这一点,政府每周将向消防部门提供1万次横向流动测试,这意味着很快将有多达5000名消防员支持目前正在进行的全英国疫苗接种计划。

facing significant challenges

These tests will help keep firefighters who are undertaking vital COVID work safer - and is in line with other emergency services testing procedures. Newly updated risk assessments include support to the ambulance service including driving ambulances, community vaccination work, delivering PPE, transferring COVID patients, providing training on infection, protection and control, non-blue light driver training, and the movement of bodies.

Chief Fire Officer Strickland added:“如果我们正在履行这些新的职责,进行这些风险评估对于确保我们为员工提供正确的保护是非常重要的。我们的员工是我们所做一切的核心,我们不会让他们承担任何不必要的风险。这是一个国家危机的时刻,我们在那里帮助对抗COVID-19。过去一年,我们已经面临重大挑战,但我们继续支持我们的社区,同时也保障员工的安全。我们的目标是继续开展这项工作,并协助政府和NHS开展疫苗接种计划,欢迎提供帮助。”

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