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Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service issue statement in response to Covid-19



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The Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service has released a statement in response to coronavirus.

Mark Hardingham, chief fire officer, said: "We are continually monitoring the coronavirus situation so that we can keep our staff safe and continue to protect our communities.

"We will of course continue to respond to emergency 999 calls."

The Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service are still attending to 999 calls.
The Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service are still attending to 999 calls.

He mentioned that they have stopped some work to 'minimise risks' including cancelling some home visits, some firefighter training and closing stations to community meetings and events.

He said: "But we are adapting our operations to continue to protect the most vulnerable members of society.

"We continue to follow the Government guidelines, the operational guidelines set out by the National Fire Chiefs Council and our own business continuity plan."