Staffordshire firefighter, 48, dies after Covid battle

A serving Staffordshire firefighter has died after being treated for coronavirus.

Alec Elwell
Alec Elwell

Alec Elwell, a crew manager, had been receiving hospital treatment for Covid-19 and died yesterday.

The 48-year-old transferred to Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service from the London Fire Brigade in October 2005.

He served at a number of stations across the county during his career, most recently at Hanley Fire Station.

Chief Fire Officer Becci Bryant said: “We are devastated and shocked at the sudden loss of our colleague.

"Alec will be greatly missed by his many friends across the service, especially those who were privileged to work directly alongside him.

“Alec was popular, highly respected, and a dedicated firefighter, who was committed to making a difference to the communities he served.

“The thoughts of everyone at Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service are with Alec’s partner Kirsty, children Ellisia and Theo, and his family and friends at this extremely difficult time.”

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