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Firefighter loses battle with Coronavirus

Written by on 17 January 2021

It is with great sadness that Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service confirm a serving firefighter has died.

48-year-old firefighter based at Hanley has died from Coronavirus.

Father of two, Alec Elwell, a Crew manager had served at a number of stations across the county during the last 15 years.

Chief Fire Officer Becci Bryant says she was devastated and shocked at the sudden loss of a colleague. She says he was a dedicated firefighter, who was committed to making a difference to the communities he served.