London Fire Brigade Use Innovative Product to Help Saves London School

Sticky science’ saves London school from fire London Firefighters used a new glue like liquid to save a school in Twickenham from burning down and they are the first crews in Europe to use this unique scientific breakthrough. Crews were…

NCEC Hazmat 2018 Annual Conference – UK Fire and International Firefighter

The team from UK Fire and International Fire Fighter are attending the NCEC Hazmat 2018 Annual Conference at the Crowne Plaza in Stratford upon Avon on Wednesday 23 and Thursday 24 May. We look forward to catching up with delegates…

More than 170 emergency services workers fight huge thatch blaze

Firefighters have been praised for saving a picturesque hotel after a huge thatch fire threatened to destroy it forever. The blaze at The Potters Heron hotel and restaurant was tackled by more than 140 firefighters and officers, 25 fire engines,…

Reporting for duty: New Norfolk firefighters finish their training

More than 20 extra firefighters are reporting for duty this week following a recruitment drive to fill on-call vacancies across Norfolk. Norfolk Fire & Rescue Service is still searching for more new potential recruits to join them in helping to keep…

Shropshire’s Fire and Rescue Service Expertise

Shropshire’s expertise for having one of the best run “on call” firefighter operations in the UK has been highlighted at a national conference.

Fire Officer, Group Manager Jon Temple and Watch Manager Tony Talbot showcased how Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service manages the Retained Duty System which employs 343 on-call firefighters who operate out of 22 of the county’s fire stations, most of them rural.

They add to Shropshire’s firefighting force of more than 500, including wholetime firefighters employed full time at fire stations in Telford, Wellington and Shrewsbury where populations are higher.

They were speaking to over 200 delegates from 44 fire and rescue services from across the country at the National Fire Chiefs Council conference in Hinckley Leicestershire this week.

250 workers protected during work on Bond Street station

Bull Products, a manufacturer of life-saving fire protection equipment, has won a contract to supply its prestigious alarm system during work on Bond Street tube station. Bull’s Cygnus Wireless Alarm System replaced a previously installed system that couldn’t deliver what the contractors…

Somerset school, is recognised for its commitment to local community

A Somerset school has been presented with a Special Recognition Award by Devon & Somerset Fire & Rescue Service. Millfield has employed one of the Service’s crew managers for more than 16 years plus several other firefighters in Street and…

Anger as Public denied consultation on Fire Service cuts

The public is being denied the right to have a say on proposed changes to the Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Service that the Fire Brigades Union (FBU) say are a threat to public safety. Managers at the service…

Time to Talk Day sparks mental health conversations for firefighters

Firefighters across the county are being encouraged to talk about mental health as part of Time to Talk Day. Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service are taking part in the annual event on Thursday (February 01) organised by the Time to…

Flood & Coast 2018 puts UK flood challenges under spotlight

The UK’s readiness to meet the challenges of flood and coastal erosion will come under the spotlight at a major exhibition and conference in March. Flood & Coast is the major annual gathering of UK flood and coastal erosion risk…

Dramatic ‘rescue’ sees injured bell-ringer lowered to safety from church tower

The scenario began when one of two bell-ringers carrying out maintenance on the bells slipped from the bell frame and had to be rescued from the church tower in Chevening last week. Fortunately, the mock drama was part of a…

Cow stuck between fence and trees is freed in joint rescue mission

Dog walkers spotted the stricken heifer wedged between tree trunks and a fence RSPCA officers and firefighters had a huge task on their hands after being called to a cow stuck on her side between two trees and a fence.…

West Midlands Fire Service supporting East Coast tidal surge operation

Specialist teams from West Midlands Fire Service were mobilised to support the emergency response to the potential East Coast tidal surge. Two WMFS National Flood Advisors provided strategic expertise for both the planning and potential emergency phase of the operation.…

£1m sprinkler system will help preserve the world’s most famous warship for generations

It is the most famous warship in the world and for years reigned supreme on the high seas, terrifying enemy fleets as it hoved into view. The 250-year-old vessel led the Royal Navy in battles during the Napoleonic Wars, the…

Red One awarded CFBTI contract for South Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Service

Red One Limited (Red One) is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a contract to provide Compartment Fire Behaviour Training Instructor (CFBTI) courses to South Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Service (SYFRS). Compartment fire behaviour is a key component…

Bristol Uniforms wins major contract with Generalitat de Catalunya

Bristol Uniforms, together with Elis and Total Safety, has won an eight-year lease contract to supply 4500 sets of FireFlex garments to the Generalitat de Catalunya (Government of Catalonia, Spain). FireFlex, which was specifically designed and developed to suit the…

Nottinghamshire Firefighter into UK Worker of the Year 2016 Final

Nottingham based firefighter, Samantha Lea, has been selected as one of the six finalists for this year’s UK Worker of the Year competition. As well as being a firefighter, Samantha is also a personal trainer and Traumatic Incident Reduction facilitator…

Vulnerable People Top of the Agenda at New Home Safety Event

With Gas Safety Week and World Alzheimer’s Day both taking place next week, the subject of how we help the more vulnerable people in our society to live independently is set to be widely discussed. It is also top of…

Shropshire’s newly appointed Chief Fire Officer Rod Hammerton

The new Chief Fire Officer of Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service has been appointed by Shropshire and Wrekin Fire and Rescue Authority. Rod Hammerton, the former Deputy Chief Fire Officer, steps up to replace John Redmond, who has retired. After…

West Sussex Fire & Rescue Service to begin co-responding

West Sussex Fire & Rescue Service is due to begin co-responding to certain emergency ambulance calls for the first time as part of a pilot starting next in October 2016. We are working in partnership with South East Coast Ambulance…

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