The Health Minister has thanked Northern Ireland Fire & Rescue Service (NIFRS) staff who have been on the frontline during Covid-19.
Speaking today, the Health Minister said: “Our fire and rescue service have a long and proud tradition of reacting and working swiftly, effectively and above all selflessly in times of crises. There has never been a greater need to call on that tradition. I know that NIFRS are responding accordingly in the spirt of wider collaboration with the health family and I wish to place on record my thanks for your support.”
The Minister added: “Like all our frontline services, Covid-19 has presented innumerable challenges over the past number of months but despite this, the service responded to almost 500 additional incidents over the period and for that I’m very grateful.
“I wish to acknowledge and express my appreciation for the on-going efforts of all Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service personnel at this time.”