Student supports crews tackling Saddleworth blaze

A STUDENT set to graduate from the University of Salford has been providing support to fire crews fighting the blaze on Saddleworth Moor. Vanessa Hughes, who has just completed a degree in Sports Science, has spent the last nine months…

The UK fire appliance helping to change the face of firefighting

Over the past few months, one fire and rescue service in the UK has been putting a brand new fire appliance to the test. This single truck — which is the only one of its kind in the country —…

Sellers Container’s a ‘Shore Thing’ for Greater Manchester FRS

Sellers Containers, part of Egbert Taylor Group, has launched a new product for the emergency services after developing a bespoke plant flat container in partnership with Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service (GMFRS). The plant flat, which is typically designed…

Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service to use GIS-based workload modelling application from Cadcorp

Building on the successful deployment of a corporate geographic information system (GIS), Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service (GMFRS) is to deploy a resource planning tool from the same software developer – Cadcorp.  Workload Modeller will complement existing resource planning systems…

Greater Manchester FRS moving forward with Strategic Cobra Implementation

Greater Manchester as one of the largest Metropolitan Fire and Rescue Services in the UK has embarked on the process of implementing a fully embedded coldcut™ cobra strategy as an essential part of its “future firefighting project”. Greater Manchester is…

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