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The Blue Light Baton's week with TWFRS
written by Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue on the 25th August 2017 at 14:53

Last Sunday, 20 August TWFRS received the Blue Light Baton from County Durham and Darlington Fire and Rescue Service. This was to start a week of activity aiming to raise awareness of staff mental health and wellbeing across the emergency and essential services. Over the last few days the baton has been 'on tour' at the fire stations in Swalwell, Gateshead and Farringdon; met search and rescue dog Spencer, at the service training centre on Tuesday; been taken up high as part of rope rescue training; been (briefly) with North East Ambulance Service before returning to HQ for a 'Wellbeing Walk' and afternoon tea with 'Batonburg' cake. This weekend the baton will be taken to the Open Day at South Shields fire station and then to Newcastle Mela on the Sunday. It then gets handed onto Northumbria Police for the next leg of the relay. #MentalHealthMatters #EndTheStigma
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