Watching the biggest story of our time unfolding before our eyes, waiting for the daily update on the number of UK and foreign deaths due to Covid-19 and trying to get an understanding and perspective on the issue and its long-term impact on the Fire and Rescue Service (FRS), can be difficult.

The fire and rescue services have been doing their bit, but controversially, only at what could be conceived as the margins: collecting prescriptions and medicines, delivering food for the vulnerable and, more challenging, the recovery of those who have died from the Coronavirus and their transportation to temporary mortuaries.

Read the full article on our digital issue, pages 21-25.