Rapid testing reduces Covid spread among firefighters

The Area Commander for Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue has said the widespread use of lateral flow devices (LFDs) has been a ‘vital resource in protecting teams and allowing the Service to operate at full capacity’. According to Stuart Smith, regular…

Safety first for firefighters

All six fire services across the East of England have signed up to a new agreement designed to keep emergency crews and the public safe near high-voltage electrical equipment. Electricity firm UK Power Networks created a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU)…

Fire service pays tribute to much loved and respected colleague

Staff across Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service have been paying tribute to on-call firefighter Danny Granger who sadly died in hospital yesterday evening after a four week battle with Covid-19. Danny, aged 52, had served at Cottenham Fire Station for…

Storm Christoph is on the way

Storm Christoph will bring heavy rain to parts of Cambridgeshire over the next few days, and severe weather warnings have been issued. Heavy rain and flooding is likely from today (Tuesday), and throughout Wednesday and Thursday. We’re encouraging everyone to…

Fire service offers support for vaccination roll-out

As the rollout of Covid-19 vaccinations begins around the country, Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service (CFRS) continues to offer support to the health sector during the pandemic. Having already seen staff from various parts of the Service helping with training…

Fire Authority seeking an additional £1.44 per year for a Band D property

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Fire Authority is proposing a 2% increase to the fire service’s proportion of council tax for 2020/21. This equates to an extra £1.44 a year for a Band D property and £73.53 in total (compared to £72.09…

Fire service steps up to 2020 challenges

Despite 2020 bringing unprecedented challenges due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service has continued to deliver vital services to the residents of Cambridgeshire. While maintaining an effective emergency response, staff have been delivering safety advice and supporting…

Cottenham firefighter rallies community to support hospice

A Cottenham based firefighter has rallied his local community to donate face masks to a hospice charity. Crew Commander Roger Pake raised more than £2,000 to cover the cost of 700 N95 masks for staff at Arthur Rank Hospice in…

Cambridgeshire firefighters feature on Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway

Our firefighters got in the spirit with this evening’s Ant and Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway. Check out their dance moves on the link below.

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