Shropshire and Wrekin Fire Authority and Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service would like to express their solidarity, compassion and deepest condolences with the people of Ukraine in their time of need.
We recognise the terrible pressure the people and firefighters of Ukraine are under, enduring attacks on their homes, their liberty and way of life. We have the utmost admiration for the strength, resilience and dignity they have shown in the face of intolerable aggression.
Our thoughts are with them all and we hope for everyone’s safety there is a return to peace; but until then we will do what we can to support the people of Ukraine in their battle.
The Home Office have asked all fire services to provide support in terms of resources and equipment. The request ranges from aerial ladder platform appliances to firefighters’ shoes and we have already brought together what we can. We have encouraged our staff, serving and retired, to look for any spare kit or unused PPE that is useable; so that when the call comes again, we are ready to support in every way we can.
Chief Fire Officer Rod Hammerton and Cllr Eric Carter - Chair of Shropshire and Wrekin Fire Authority