Richmond fire engine gets dementia wrap

District council leader Yvonne Peacock with staff from Richmond Fire Station.

A Richmondshire fire engine has got new graphics as part of efforts to make the district more dementia friendly.

The local authority handed over a graphic ‘wrap’ to North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service  to go on their Richmond engine.

It will raise awareness of dementia – and adds to the work that has seen all the operational crews across Richmondshire become dementia friends.

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Cllr Yvonne Peacock, from Richmondshire District Council, said: “This is important work for the council – which is also a dementia friend.

“We are looking at all ways we can to raise awareness and support the alliance to achieve dementia friendly community status across Richmondshire.”

Head of protection and prevention, David Pitt from North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service, added: “During Dementia Action Week in May we ran a series of training sessions at fire stations and workplaces across our area which saw all our Richmondshire operational crews become dementia friends.”