Posts Tagged "Avon Fire and Rescue Service"

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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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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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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Firefighters to run 296 miles for charity

On Tuesday 30th May, firefighter Terrance Gregg who is based at York fire station and Watch Manager Justin Rowe who is based at Malton fire station will set off from York fire station and run 296 miles, to North Devon,…

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Bristol MPs condemn frontline fire service cuts

Three Bristol MPs have written an open letter to the minister responsible for the fire service raising serious concerns about cuts to fire and rescue budgets. Kerry McCarthy, MP for Bristol East, Thangam Debbonaire, MP for Bristol West and Karin…

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50 firefighters dealing with ‘large-scale incident’ after fire breaks out at recycling plant

More than 50 firefighters and a dozen fire engines were called out to tackle a major fire at New Earth Solutions’s Gloucestershire recycling facility last Friday. Gloucestershire Fire and Rescue Service (GFRS) and Avon Fire and Rescue were called out…

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Proposed reform of Yate fire station included in Avon Fire and Rescue public consultation

Residents in South Gloucestershire are being invited to have their say on the future priorities of the fire service. A six-week consultation in Avon Fire and Rescue Service’s integrated risk management plan (IRMP) has been launched, and will run until…

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Woman dies after being winched from the sea as Storm Angus batters Britain

A woman who was winched from the sea as the aftermath of Storm Angus battered Britain has died, Kent Police said. Folkestone and Dungeness coastguard, Dover lifeboat and a helicopter were scrambled at 6.54am after receiving reports that the woman…

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Why does Avon Fire and Rescue Service pay more than other authorities?

Basic firefighting equipment is costing fire services radically different amounts. Following the Home Office’s fire service spend data, we saw that Avon Fire and Rescue Service was paying a lot more for identical or similar products. In most cases Avon Fire…

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Fire service spend data published on common national procurement needs

Home Office publishes per unit costs of purchases by 45 organisations across England in bid to encourage collaborative buying; direct comparison of information said to be complicated The Home Office has published what it says is the first ever national…

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