Herefordshire employers recognised for huge support for on-call firefighters

Two Herefordshire employers have been recognised for the huge support they have given to Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service (HWFRS) by supporting members of their staff to become on-call firefighters. At the HWFRS Herefordshire Awards Evening earlier this…

Third HWFRS fire engine delivered to Poland to support Ukraine firefighters

An HWFRS team has recently returned from Poland following their safe delivery of a third fire engine to support the Ukraine fire service. This follows a continuing request from the Home Office and National Fire Chiefs Council (NFCC) for UK…

HWFRS team achieve Best Overall team and awards in all other categories at Fire Service National BA Challenge
Two Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service teams have proved their prowess at the recent Fire Service National BA (Breathing Apparatus) Challenge (NBAC), with one team coming Best Overall, and between both teams, taking awards in all other categories.…
Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service staff awarded leadership diplomas in Worcester Cathedral
Six of Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service’s most senior officers have been awarded postgraduate diplomas from the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) in Strategic Management and Leadership Practice from Heart of Worcestershire College. Assistant Director Anna Davidson, Area Commander…
HWFRS team achieve second place in World Rescue Challenge 2022 in Luxembourg
A Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service ‘Extrication’ team have recently returned home from Luxembourg after clinching second place in the international firefighting World Rescue Challenge 2022 there. Drawn from several HWFRS fire stations, the team were competing against…
Dying 2 Drive well under way, teaching young people vital road safety lessons
Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service’s popular road safety event Dying 2 Drive is now well underway, teaching young people vital road safety lessons again this autumn. The roadshow is being delivered at four locations across the service area:…
Stourport on Severn fire crew commander takes ‘hockey gold’ at World Police and Fire Games in Rotterdam
A Stourport on Severn firefighter has recently returned from Rotterdam after helping his team win gold for the UK Fire Service Hockey team, at the World Police and Fire Games. Crew Commander Wayne ‘Chuck’ Berry, 49 and serving at Wyre…
Firefighters’ epic Brecon Beacons challenge in memory of popular former colleague again a huge success
A team of Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue (HWFRS) firefighters and family supporters have continued the fundraising legacy of former colleague, Stu Crebbin, when they achieved the third Stu’s Phoenix Challenge on 9/10 July 2022. Stu died in March…
HWFRS firefighters qualify for national competition after dramatic Breathing Apparatus contest in Telford 
Two HWFRS teams have qualified to go forward to a national competition after the fire service’s exciting and closely fought regional BA (Breathing Apparatus) Training Challenge, which took place recently at Telford Training Centre. The Challenge saw four HWFRS teams…
Challenging firefighting exercise takes place at Defford Airfield training facility
HWFRS firefighters from across Worcestershire have taken part in a challenging ‘command and control’ exercise at the Service’s Defford Airfield training facility, which called for a wide range of their skills and expertise. Run by the Service’s South District, the…
HWFRS load up two huge Cape Buffalo for move to new home
On 7 April, HWFRS crews deployed to West Midlands Safari & Leisure Park (WMSP), with Large Animal Rescue (LAR) crews from Bromyard & Pershore, supported by the Ultra Heavy Rescue (UHR) crew from Droitwich. The Service had received a request…
HWFRS team drive fire engine to Poland to support Ukraine firefighters
Following a request from the Home Office and National Fire Chiefs Council (NFCC), all UK Fire Services were asked to donate any equipment and vehicles that were due to be replaced, decommissioned or disposed of to Ukraine’s Firefighters. As a…
HWFRS donates equipment and fire appliance to Ukraine
Over the weekend, Hereford & Worcester FRS (HWFRS) contributed to an NFCC initiative to deliver kit and equipment safely and quickly to Ukraine to support the Ukrainian Fire & Rescue Services response to the emerging crisis. Two Service volunteers drove…
Exciting network refresh to give HWFRS optimum SD-WAN capacity as 2022 gets going
This year sees a major step forward for Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service’s network capacity thanks to an exciting technology refresh, under its renewed £0.5 million-plus contract for managed network services with MLL Telecom. The refresh will include…
Herefordshire and Worcestershire’s latest wholetime firefighters formally ‘welcomed aboard’ at glittering pass-out celebration
Fifteen wholetime firefighters finally received their pass-out certificates at a delayed but still very special celebration last week, after a tough training course. The recruits, accompanied by friends and family, were officially welcomed to Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue…

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