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Police and special forces carry out major counter-terrorism exercise in Wales

Hundreds of officers from the emergency services from across South Wales were involved in the exercise Police and special forces have carried out a major counter-terrorism exercise designed to simulate a Paris-style gun and bomb attack on a public venue….

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Council backs Fire Brigades Union bid to stop River Clyde water rescue changes

An overhaul of Glasgow’s water rescue service should be halted, according to city councillors. The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) wants to free up the dedicated crew who monitor the River Clyde for regular duties. Two boats are currently…

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The Fire Service Needs ‘Radical’ Reform – Chief Fire and Rescue Advisor at FIREX 2016

Peter Holland CBE, the Home Office’s Chief Fire and Rescue Adviser (CFRA) has pledged to improve transparency, diversity and value-for-money during an address at the FIRE exhibition in London. The update comes in the aftermath of a damning speech made…

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This proud transgender lesbian firefighter is here to douse the flames of bigotry

A firefighter and former Royal Marine speaks about her experiences as an openly trans-lesbian officer. Katie Cornhill serves as a station manager for Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service – where she has worked for more than 17 years – after…

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Essex fire brigade receive 200 flood reports as motorists and rail passengers face morning of disruption on EU referendum day

Torrential downpours are causing disruption for motorists and rail passengers in north-east Essex and Suffolk in the early hours of EU referendum day. Transport chiefs in Essex have warned motorists to only travel if journeys are “absolutely necessary”. Essex County…

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Fire fighters save more lives in medical emergencies than fires

Fire fighters in Devon and Somerset now save more lives in medical emergencies than by rescuing people from fires, new figures have revealed. The fire and rescue service has 20 co-responding fire stations in hard-to-reach areas from which fire appliances…

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An MOT from Hampshire Fire and Rescue!

Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service are offering a new facility to the public.. and it’s one you might not expect. The organisation, which specialises in frontline rescues and preventative work, can now also carry out MOTs. HFRS are offering the…

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State-of-the-art station for police and fire service officially opened

The chair of the North Wales Fire and Rescue Authority has officially opened the Tywyn Fire and Police Station this month. The joint station, sited on Pendre Enterprise Park, is a fully operational fire and police station. Work began on…

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Retained firefighters join Lincolnshire Fire & Rescue

Four new retained firefighters have joined Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue after successfully completing 11 weeks of intensive training. Recognised at a passing out parade at Waddington Training Centre last Sunday, the newly qualified firefighters showcased their new skills and techniques,…

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Anger over decision to reverse move to make Haworth Fire Station a community asset

Furious campaigners have hit out after a senior council officer overturned a decision by his own councillors to grant special status to an embattled fire station building. Keighley Area Committee agreed in April that the former Haworth Fire Station should…

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