Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service held its annual celebration for volunteers at its Stone headquarters last night (Monday).
Our volunteers play a vital role in the work of the Service and we value their contribution highly. The annual Volunteers Celebration Evening is a small gesture of our appreciation for the support they provide.
The evening was attended by around 50 volunteers who had been invited by the Service in recognition of the valuable work they have done to help keep Staffordshire’s communities safe in 2018.
Partnership and Intervention Manager Carmel Warren said: “Our volunteers play a vital role in the work of the Service and we value their contribution highly. The annual Volunteers Celebration Evening is a small gesture of our appreciation for the support they provide. Our volunteers come from all walks of life and span a wide age range. One thing they all have in common though is a desire to be of service to their community and to make a contribution in some way. By inviting them to HQ for this event we hope it shows them how important they are to Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service.
“Volunteers get involved in lots of different activities including Safe and Well visits, acting as casualties on exercises, helping with our cadets and fire and road safety education. By giving us their time, they help us to reach a greater number of people and get involved in more things than we would without them.
“Volunteers wear the same uniform as permanent staff which is an indicator of how integral they are to the Service. By wearing the same uniform it underlines the fact that they are representatives of the Service in just the same way as our paid employees. They are an important part of the team and we want everyone to know that.
“I hope everyone who came along last night enjoyed themselves and appreciated how valued they are.”
Anyone interested in becoming a volunteer with Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service can find out more on the website https://www.staffordshirefire.gov.uk/careers/volunteering-programme/