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Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service hails support of Tesco in Sudbury for allowing two employees to respond to emergencies from work




Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service has recognised the support of Tesco for enabling two employees to respond to emergencies directly from work, describing it as "key workers helping key workers".

A plaque was awarded to firefighters Gareth Robinson and Russell Grimsey, who respond from the store in Sudbury, and managers Ben Fullalove and James Kelly.

Sudbury watch commander Paul Carrington said: “We are particularly grateful to Tesco as, during the Covid pandemic, they have been extremely busy, and still allow Gareth and Russell to respond to emergencies.

Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service presents a plaque of recognition to Tesco in Sudbury. Contributed picture. (42672764)
Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service presents a plaque of recognition to Tesco in Sudbury. Contributed picture. (42672764)

“Whilst we were outside the store a woman came up to thank Gareth for helping her. She had had an epileptic fit whilst shopping and Gareth was called to give her medical attention, skills he had acquired within the fire service.

“Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service are always looking for people that can be released from work. Anyone that is interested can apply through Suffolk Jobs direct.”

Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service presents a plaque of recognition to Tesco in Sudbury. Contributed picture. (42672766)
Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service presents a plaque of recognition to Tesco in Sudbury. Contributed picture. (42672766)