Fire Service Provides New Home For Blood Bikes

High powered motorcycles used by the Staffordshire and Shropshire “Blood Bike” charity have found a new home at fire stations in Shrewsbury and Wellington.

Shopshire Fire and Rescue Service is providing the Blood Bikes organization with secure storage facilities for its bike fleet at the fire stations in a move aimed at fostering closer co-operation between the organisations.

The “Blood Bikes” charity is a volunteer emergency service that transports blood and other life- saving medical supplies to and from hospitals all over Shropshire and Staffordshire.

“The fire and rescue service’s decision to allow us to store our bikes at these two fire stations will give us two strategically placed Shropshire bases and we are very grateful to the fire service for this,” said SSBB chairman, Chris Powdrill.

Deputy Chief Fire Officer, Rod Hammerton, said he welcomed the opportunity to support the Blood Bikes charity. “They do a terrific job and, like the fire and rescue service itself, provide a vital, life-saving service and we are very happy to help.”

1st June, 2015