Fire Service put under ‘significant pressures’

Northern Ireland Fire & Rescue Service (NIFRS) has warned that the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic will lead to significant pressures on the organisation, including a reduction in the number of frontline Firefighters available for emergency response.
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This is changing how fire and rescue services are being provided during this time.

NIFRS has called on everyone in the community to follow government guidance to stay at home, and to be especially aware of fire safety in the home during these difficult days to minimise the expected pressures on the emergency services.

NIFRS has robust plans which will come into place in the coming weeks to help mitigate the impact of the Coronavirus pandemic on Firefighter availability.

However, the organisation has made it clear it also will need the support of the Mid Ulster community to help ensure an emergency response can still be provided to those who need it most during the coming weeks.