Posts Tagged "Administration"

Avon Fire & Rescue appoint interim fire chief

An Interim Chief Fire Officer has been appointed at Avon Fire & Rescue Service. Mike Crennell from Mid and West Wales Fire & Rescue Service will be joining the team on a six month contract, temporarily replacing CFO Kevin Pearson….

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Sparks flying in rowover future of Shropshire fire service

The battle over the future of the fire service continues to rage with the county’s fire authority members lining up to pour cold water on plans from the region’s police and crime commissioner. The latest development in the bid from…

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Fire brigade leaders suspended over ‘old boys’ club’ allegations

Report into Avon service found perception that bullying and harassment was ‘endemic’ The chief fire officer of Avon fire and rescue and his deputy have been suspended in the wake of a report criticising both the service and the authority…

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Firefighters and police to join forces for missing persons searches

A pioneering partnership between firefighters and police has just been launched which will see both blue light services join forces to search for high-risk missing people – and it is already helping to save lives. The ground-breaking six-month pilot, between…

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Scotland’s fire chief: Give me the funds to deal with terror attack

The UK Government must exempt the cash-strapped Scottish Fire and Rescue Service from an annual VAT bill of £10 million so that it can afford to pay for reforms which will see firefighters trained to respond to marauding terror attacks…

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Essex to become the first county to appoint a Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner

Essex will become the first county in the country to appoint a joint Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner. It was announced today (July 25) at the Essex Fire and Rescue Headquarters in Kelvedon that Roger Hirst will add the responsibility…

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Report slams failings in leadership of Avon Fire Service

A culture of bullying, defensiveness and backdoor pay-outs has been revealed by a damning report into Avon Fire and Rescue Service. The investigation calls for the resignation of senior bosses after identifying a series of systematic failings that include a…

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Shropshire fire service takeover bid: Call for rethink on police and crime commissioner’s plans

Four council leaders have united to tell the region’s police and crime commissioner they want a re-think over his plan to take over the governance of Shropshire’s fire service. It has emerged that the leaders of Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin,…

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Crime Commissioner Could Oversee NY Fire Service

Julia Mulligan, North Yorkshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner, has launched a consultation proposing changes to the way the county’s fire service is overseen. Government and local stakeholders all agree that the way the police and fire services are currently governed…

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North Ayrshire’s 7 towers do not have the life saving sprinklers

Not one of the seven tower blocks in North Ayrshire has a sprinkler system, it was confirmed this week. The revelation comes in the wake of London’s Grenfell Tower fire disaster on June 14, which saw more than 80 people…

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