Mark: “It’s likely I’ll never be able to return to the fire brigade”

Mark: “It’s likely I’ll never be able to return to the fire brigade”

When Waddeston Watch Commander Mark Richards was hit by a drunk driver while driving his motorcycle in 2016, his life was changed forever. Now, two years after the incident, his future as a firefighter remains unclear. But he is grateful for the progress he is making, thanks to his time with The Fire Fighters Charity.

Fiona: “My job is to remind people the Charity is there for them, so I kick myself for leaving it so long before I called for myself”

Fiona: “My job is to remind people the Charity is there for them, so I kick myself for leaving it so long before I called for myself”

As the Health, Fitness and Wellbeing Advisor for Staffordshire Fire and Rescue, Fiona Prew is no stranger to signposting people to the Charity to help them with their recovery. But when hit by a car while riding her bicycle and left with potentially life-changing injuries, she admits it took her longer than it ought to have done for her to consider asking for help herself.