Brackley firefighters help make snow-filled car park safe at local Covid-19 vaccination centre

Firefighters at Northamptonshire Fire & Rescue Service in Brackley helped save the day by clearing away 'heaps' of snow so that elderly residents could safely get their Covid vaccines last weekend.

Wednesday, 27th January 2021, 9:56 am
Updated Wednesday, 27th January 2021, 10:02 am

The weekend snow made paths and roads extra icy, and crew members from the Brackley Station played their part by making the local vaccination centre safe for older residents to get their jabs.

An appliance and five crew members attended Brackley Medical Centre, on Wellington Road, to help clear the car park and patients who were stuck in their cars on Sunday January 24.

The crew attended the scene for two hours in the morning after getting permission from group manager Steven Swan to lend aid to a number of volunteers who were already present and trying to help.

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After helping free the immobilised cars, the crew set up a one-way system and cleared the snow to get things back in order.

Lee Dawson, the watch manager at Brackley Station, said: “With the circumstances of the pandemic it was the right thing to do. The volunteers who were already there were doing really well, and when we’re all pulling in the same direction we can go far.”

Crew members from the Brackley Stationplayed their part by making the local vaccination centresafe in the snow for older residents to get their jabs on Sunday January 24. (photo from Northamptonshire Fire & Rescue Service)
A firefighter from the Brackley Fire Station helps make the car park safe at Covid vaccination centre in Brackley (photo from Brackley Fire Station's Facebook page)
Crew members from the Brackley Station played their part by making the local vaccination centre safe in the snow for older residents to get their jabs (photo from Northamptonshire Fire & Rescue Service)