Electric Fires Spark Concern for Isolated over 65’s in Wales

New research has found that if you are isolated and over 65 in Wales, you are at much greater risk from electrical fires. In fact, older people living alone experienced three times more electrical fires than the same age group…

West Mids firefighters crowned national champions

A team of our firefighters have been crowned national champs in the use of breathing apparatus! Top honours went to Hay Mills Blue Watch at the 2018 National BA Challenge at the Fire Service College in Gloucestershire. Colleagues from Highgate…

Reconnect with Your International Colleagues at The Emergency Services Show

The Emergency Services Show returns to the NEC, Birmingham, UK from 19-20 September. This year’s event features over 90 free CPD-accredited seminars, an exciting opportunity to watch fire and rescue crews participate in daily Extrication and First Aid & Trauma…

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…

Fire service plea for vigilance after spate of hot weather arson attacks in Norfolk

Arsonists are putting lives at risk across Norfolk in the hot weather, with more than half of the open fires in Norfolk over the last year believed to have been started deliberately. Recent problem areas include Mousehold Heath and the…

United Kingdom Fire and Rescue Services Dealing With Spate of Wildfires

After a sustained period of warm weather, Firefighters from England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland have spent many hours tackling wildland fires across the United Kingdom. In Lancashire, Firefighters continue to battle a wildfire that has been raging for five…

Free Workshops, Challenges and Seminars at The Emergency Services Show

This September sees the return of The Emergency Services Show to Birmingham with plenty of kit, networking, training and demonstrations on offer to visitors from the fire and rescue services. The growing two-day event takes place in Hall 5 and…

Derbyshire Fire & Rescue Service Watch Manager honoured in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List

Derbyshire Fire & Rescue Service Watch Manager, Dave Coss, has been honoured in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List, receiving the prestigious Queen’s Fire Service Medal (QFSM) for distinguished service. WM Coss is a Fire Investigator working as part of the…

Fire and Rescue Service Working with the Royal Marines

Devon & Somerset Fire & Rescue Service has been delivering road traffic safety presentations to the Royal Marines 30 Commando Troop based in Plymouth for the last three years. This year they demonstrated a Road Traffic Collision (RTC) involved three…

New standards for fire and rescue services across England

A new Fire Standards Board (FSB) will be overseeing and commissioning professional standards for fire and rescue services across England. Addressing the Local Government Association’s Fire Commission on 22 May, the Minister for Policing and the Fire Service, Nick Hurd,…

New Deputy for Norfolk’s Fire & Rescue Service

Norfolk Fire & Rescue Service has welcomed a new Deputy Chief Fire Officer. Stuart Ruff has decades of experience in the sector and most recently worked as Assistant Chief Fire Officer for Lincolnshire. He reported for duty in Norfolk for…

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…

eBay Find Sparks Fire Station Anniversary Celebrations

A chance discovery of an old document on eBay has sparked 65th-anniversary celebrations for a Shropshire fire station. A member of The Fire Brigade Society had found the original programme for the opening of Wellington Fire Station in 1953. “It…

IOSH urges Government to act swiftly on Hackitt fire safety recommendations

The Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) today urged the UK Government to act swiftly to implement the recommendations made in Dame Judith Hackitt’s review into building regulations and fire safety – adding that “lives are at stake”. The…

Specialist Somerset manufacturing company wins prestigious Queen’s Award for Enterprise for second time in 5 years

A small Somerset business is receiving its second Queen’s Award in the space of five years. Jo Bird, a company specialising in the design and manufacture of storage cabinets to protect vital lifesaving and fire safety equipment, received official notification…

FIA Highlights Details Of A Leaked Report About Refurbishment Work at Grenfell

The Fire Industry Association (FIA) has highlighted a leaked report which blames refurbishment issues at Grenfell Tower, details of which have been published by London Newspapers. Further details can be found here www.fia.uk.com/news/leaked-report Image for illustration. Picture from MDM Library.

UK Fire Sailing Challenge 2018 has more boats

UKFSC 2018 is shaping up to be the biggest and best yet. The 15th United Kingdom Firefighters Sailing Challenge (UKFSC) is taking place from the 7th to the 10th May 2018 and will see more boats and more competitors than…

Shropshire Firefighter “Hotfoots” it for London Marathon

A Shropshire firefighter has been “hotfooting” around the county for hundreds of miles over the past few months in training for the world famous London marathon. In the next few days, Kat Frost (32), will swap the streets of Clun for…

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,…

Safety First company puts young people first

Northumberland charity, Leading Link is creating exciting opportunities for the young people of South East Northumberland thanks to help from one of the industry’s leaders in the fields of medical and safety technology. Draeger UK & Ireland based in Blyth…

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