We are delighted to announce another success in our fund raising. A second Fire and Emergency Support Service (FESS) Vehicle has been donated by Ainscough Training Services.
The first was for the Preston area in Lancashire, this latest edition is for Merseyside. Pictured below some of the FESS team with Ainscough Training’s Richard Crayston and Brendan Ainscough.
Every year, hundreds of families and individuals suffer damage to their homes following a fire, flood or similar incident. FESS volunteers, equipped with the new specially adapted van, respond around-the-clock to provide help when things have gone badly wrong. Besides offering immediate safe shelter – along with clothing, food and washing facilities – the Red Cross also helps with practical necessities such as securing temporary accommodation and contacting insurance companies.Crucially, the volunteers are trained to provide emotional support too, which can make a huge difference at such a distressing time.