Posted: Friday 16 October 2020, 10:27
From 19-25 October 2020, both Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Services will celebrate the work of its joint control room staff as part of APD International Control Room Week.
Our Control staff can deal with traumatic and stressful situations on a daily basis and both Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Services will be attempting to raise public awareness of their life-saving and life-changing work by celebrating their staff throughout the week.
Since 2011-2012 mental health calls into control rooms have grown by nearly a third. Which is why throughout the week APD will be donating £1 to the Mind Charity and the Scottish Association for Mental Health every time #UnsungHeroes is used.
Station Manager for Joint Fire Control, Carly Pointon said, “Last year’s overwhelming support demonstrates just how important it is to celebrate the amazing work of Control Room staff and why they should get the recognition they richly deserve.
“Members from across both Services have highlighted just how important Control is to ensuring operations run as smoothly as possible and it would be great for us to promote all of what we do to help raise awareness to the public.”
Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Services and Control itself will be posting throughout the week on social media. You can stay up to date with everything that’s happening by following us:
Twitter: @DerbyshireFRS, @nottsfire, @DfrsNfrsControl
Facebook: @DerbyshireFRS, @NottsFRS
Instagram: @derbyshirefrs @nottsfire
For every mention of #UnsungHeroes across social media during 19-25 October 2020, APD Communications will donate £1 to the Mind Charity and the Scottish Association for Mental Health so be sure to join in to help raise money.