Outstanding Service to the Community Award for support given to East of England Ambulance Service
Bedfordshire Fire and Rescue Services (BFRS) has received an Outstanding Service to the Community Award from Susan Lousada DL, High Sheriff of Bedfordshire.
BFRS was nominated for the award by Simon King, from the East of England Ambulance Service (EEAST) for its support to ambulance service over the past year.
Susan Lusanda DL, High Sheriff of Bedfordshire said:
“As High Sheriff of Bedfordshire, it is my absolute pleasure to recognise Bedfordshire Fire Service with an Outstanding Service to the Community Award.
“The role played by the Fire Service during this pandemic has been astounding. You have provided practical help to the local community and significantly supported the East of England Ambulance Service allowing them to focus on carrying those patients suffering from COVID-19, all while continuing your vital role of keeping us safe and responding to incidents.
“I wish to thank all those within the Fire Service for their dedication and commitment this year. It has been a difficult year for so many reasons, in particular the added stress of balancing the pressure of work with family needs has been tough.
“However the Fire Service has definitely risen to the challenge. I would also like to personally thank Chief Fire Officer Mr Paul Fuller CBE for his exemplary leadership during this time, not only within the service but throughout our community.
“The people of Bedfordshire are so proud of the role that Bedfordshire Fire Service has played in helping us to tackle this pandemic. This award, I hope goes some way to show just how grateful we all are.”
“I am delighted to receive this award on behalf of the Fire Service. This has been an outstanding partnership over the past year and we intend to continue to develop and strengthen this relationship further.
“By working together we can offer a valuable joined up emergency service ensuring that we keep more ambulances on the road.”
“Staff from BFRS truly have stood by the services values and have dared to be different to help support the Ambulance Service and the NHS during this increased time of pressure.
“I look forward to continuing this fantastic partnership with the BFRS in the future and we have more initiatives planned to strengthen our partnership further.”