The week 01-07 May 2020 is Volunteers Week and we wanted to give a big virtual pat on the back to some of our incredible volunteers!
We nominated Mohamed-Yusuf for the work he does as a volunteer Fire Cadet Leader over at Blackburn and Darwen Fire Stations and most recently the work he has done during the Coronavirus pandemic.
As the Cadet Units currently closed Mohamed has supported LFRS in completing Vulnerable Persons visits and giving up 30 hours of his free time on weekends during this pandemic. Mohamed offered his time during Ramadan and has been driving around during home visits without food and water in what has been some very hot weeks.He also refused to claim Mileage when offered saying he will give it towards ‘Sadaqah’ (voluntary offering) to the community. Thank you Mohamed!
Mohamed said: “it has been a huge privilege to be given an opportunity to do some good work that involves working for a reputable, well respected organisation carrying out good deeds away from my everyday work. I am proud to wear the uniform and walk the streets and represent LFRS and the sheer respect and smiles I have received over the past few weeks is priceless. It really has given me a huge satisfaction doing home visits when people are grateful for the kindness we show taking the time to visit them.”
Fire Cadet leaders are individuals (aged 18+) who volunteer to work alongside LFRS staff (firefighters and community protection staff) with our Fire Cadet units. The Fire Cadets meet for two hours on a weekly basis at a local Fire Station representing LFRS at community events, learn important skills such as team building, leadership and communication and work towards gaining a respected qualification that is recognised by the Fire and Rescue Service.
Fire Cadets are a world class, inclusive and progressive youth organisation, supported by Fire and Rescue Services (FRSs), which inspires and empowers young people through nationally recognised community-centred programmes. Find out more here.