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Staffordshire Fire & Rescue Service - Preventing, Protecting, Responding

Fire Service Makes NHS Pledge

Peter Dartford and our pledge
Peter and the services pledge

Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service has made its pledge for NHS Change Day.

NHS Changes Day, celebrated on 3rd March, is about inspiring people to make a pledge to do something better together to improve care for people.

The Service’s pledge is: “We will work in partnership with others to promote greater understanding of the fact that prevention is cheaper and more effective than cure.”

Staffordshire’s Chief Fire Officer Peter Dartford, who is leading the pledge for the organisation said: “We are absolutely committed to prevention and we know that by working with our partners in the NHS we can make a difference. We have numerous examples of cases in which the NHS have alerted us to individuals at risk of being involved in a fire and vice versa, where we have referred people to the NHS who are in need of extra support.

“This isn’t a pledge we’re just making today, it is a pledge that we are signed up to 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year.”

Anyone can get involved to pledge something that will make a difference, no matter how big or small. You can make a pledge until the 31st March.