Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service staff helping with PPE donations

Nottinghamshire fire and rescue service (NFRS) has opened stations across Nottingham for PPE donations.

The fire service opened 18 stations today, 4 May, to encourage local businesses to donate their spare stock of PPE to the NHS and keyworkers.

Spare stock may include disposable aprons, fluid resistant face masks, nitrile gloves, medical gowns/ coveralls and hand sanitizer.

58,000 items of PPE have already been donated in the county and the NFRS have showed support to the #ppe4nhs support group by opening 18 stations.

Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service staff

Malcom Healy, Co-ordinator for #ppe4nhs said: “This is about local businesses supporting our local front-line workers”

“We’re delighted to be working in partnership with Nottinghamshire Fire & Rescue Service and can’t thank them enough for their terrific support in opening up local fire stations as drop off centres.”

The campaign started by Martin Rigley MBE in Ashfield and has now spread across Nottinghamshire.

Stations that are accepting PPE donations are Highfields, London Road, Arnold, West Bridgford, Edwinstowe, Mansfield, Stockhill, Ashfield, Newark, Worksop, Retford, Bingham, Tuxford, Hucknall, Stapleford, East Leake and Harworth Fire Station.

To donate items, businesses must first contact the #ppe4nhs via email and arrange a drop off time at the most local drop off time.

A strict process is in place at each drop off centre due to the social distancing measures in line with government guidelines .

You can contact #ppe4nhs via email here: ppe4nhs@hotmail.com