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Community Risk Technicians honoured by Chief Fire Officer

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Community Risk Technicians honoured by Chief Fire Officer

Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service’s four-strong team of Community Risk technicians have been honoured with a letter of congratulations from Chief Fire Officer Nathan Travis.

The quartet of Jan Brant, Michelle Gillam, Rob Garrard and Tony Richardson, diligently continued with their duties to assist vulnerable individuals wherever they could, even though their visits were focused on prevention and personal wellbeing rather than emergency response.

Since the start of lockdown in March, the team have carried out around 1,000 high risk Safe and Well checks and have received many compliments from members of the public who have been grateful for their help, highlighting the value of continuing to visit people during such difficult times.

In addition, Jan, Michelle, Rob and Tony also helped the Service in other ways by helping to deliver PPE to support local authority workers and care home staff across the two counties, often doing this over weekends and on their days off.

“It’s fantastic to recognise the vital contribution of our Community Risk team throughout the pandemic,” said CFO Travis. “And despite all the challenges, they have demonstrated tremendous commitment to serving their communities and to saving more lives”.