Chef helps to keep his island community safe by becoming a volunteer on-call firefighter

Chef Graham Griffiths has worked at the Coll Hotel on the island of Coll for ten years. As well as serving his local community and visitors with meals from the hotel’s kitchen, he’s also looking after their safety. This year…

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…

How technology can better support the Retained Duty System (RDS) in emergencies
Technology creates many shortcuts in our lives, making things more enjoyable and working more efficiently; however, in times of crisis the right tech to deploy for a rapid response becomes imperative. Increasingly, fire services are under pressure to manage relationships…
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 Host ‘On Call Firefighter’ Campaign

The first “taster” day of 2015 to encourage more people from a wide range of cultural backgrounds to join the fire service as on call firefighters has been held in Shropshire. An Army veteran, ex-student, office worker and engineer turned…

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