Essex County Fire and Rescue Service supports Covid-19 vaccination drive
A number of staff at Essex County Fire and Rescue Service have joined the fight against the pandemic by becoming vaccinators.
Responding to the national appeal for volunteers, staff at the fire service have undergone 50 hours of training to become fully qualified vaccinators and are now working at vaccination centres across Essex.
Staff from the fire service have also been volunteering in centres since the beginning of the vaccine rollout in Essex and have helped set up the centres and helped run them ever since.
Andrea MacAlister, Lead ECFRS Staff Volunteer Group, said: “We are very proud of all our volunteers that have gone above and beyond to help their communities by supporting our local vaccine centres.
“Our newly trained vaccinators are the latest of our staff to be involved in the vaccine rollout. Colleagues who have given up their time to volunteer have shown that they are willing and able to do anything they can to help the nation through this dreadful pandemic.
“The dedication of our staff to the vaccine programme highlights the values they show to their day to day work – doing whatever they can to make their communities safer.”
ECFRS's volunteers have been working since the beginning of the year setting up and supporting vaccine centres across Essex. Together, they have dedicated well over 1000 hours to the COVID-19 vaccination programme and testing initiatives since the start of 2021.