Emergency services deserve more than just applause and appreciation
While the nation has been saluting the selfless devotion of frontline staff by clapping and banging drums in the streets, Professor Paresh Wankhade writes that this may not be enough.
The Coronavirus pandemic is one of the biggest public health crises faced globally, impacting every aspect of our lives. Its implications for our already-under pressure emergency services are significant.
As the pandemic continues, there is greater pressure on the emergency first responders to respond appropriately and safely. Professor Paresh Wankhade highlights why frontline emergency services staff deserve not only our applause, but better pay, treatment and working conditions in their fight against coronavirus to protect the general public and save lives.
Read the other Covid-19 Bulletins:
Bulletin 1: A new architecture for society
Bulletin 2: Charter for Resilience
Bulletin 3: Emergency services deserve more than just applause and appreciation
Bulletin 4: Covid-19 response: Fire services ‘Ready, Willing and Able’
Bulletin 5: FIRE magazine wins best comment for Coronavirus journalism excellence
Bulletin 6: Engraining the Charter for Resilience