Firefighters to fly the flag to honour NHS workers - The Leamington Observer

Firefighters to fly the flag to honour NHS workers

Leamington Editorial 16th Apr, 2020   0

FIREFIGHTERS will be flying the flag in honour of NHS workers tonight.

Warwickshire Fire and Rescue Service will be flying an “NHS – we thank you” flag from each of its 17 stations from 8pm in tribute to our NHS staff working tirelessly to save lives during the coronavirus crisis.

The flags were the idea of fire crews who wanted to acknowledge the work of all those going above and beyond to help keep communities safer during the pandemic.

A number of county firefighters have wives, husbands, parents, children, family members and friends who work in the NHS and wanted them to see the flags on their way to work or even on their way home from a difficult shift to show people are thinking of them and are grateful for the sacrifices they are having to make.

Warwickshire Chief Fire Officer Kieran Amos said: “We all know that our NHS staff are doing an incredible job working around the clock to care for patients of Covid19 in addition to other patients, which is why we wanted to show our support in a more visual way for those who may be walking or driving past our fire stations on their way to or from work.

“We also wanted to echo the thanks coming from our local communities to acknowledge all those working in the NHS and our care services by saying a massive thank you.

“The flags will be flying high for the next few weeks and we hope that all those who see them will think of the commitment our NHS colleagues and carers across the country are making to help to save lives. In return, all we ask is that people play their part and stay home to help reduce the spread of the virus, so that we can once again see all those that we have missed so much during this time.”

As well as flying the flags high, stations will also be joining tonight’s #ClapfortheNHS along with residents throughout Warwickshire to further show their appreciation and support for their NHS colleagues.

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