Posts Tagged "Collaboration"

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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English fire services pay radically different amounts for equipment

Large differences in spending on hoses, helmets, waterproof jackets and portable ladders revealed in national review English fire services are spending radically different amounts on equipment, with some authorities paying as much as five times more than others for the…

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Staffordshire Fire and Rescue services wants views on corporate plan

TOWNSFOLK are being urged to have their say on Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service’s plans for the next three years. The service has launched a 12-week consultation into its Corporate Safety Plan 2017-2020 which sets out what it aims to…

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Combined 999 hub gets green light

Plans to build a £3.9m combined fire and ambulance station in Wigan have been given the official go-ahead by council planners. Just as well really: as part-demolition of its predecessor is already under way! The joint venture involves Greater Manchester…

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Major fire and rescue training exercise held at the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital

A major fire and rescue training exercise took place at the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital (RSH) last weekend when firefighters tested their skills in part of the former maternity building. The Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service used sections of the building to…

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Fire service considers police collaboration as it plans to build new station

Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service is considering collaboration with Cambridgeshire Constabulary regarding its plans to build a new fire station, training facility and headquarters in Huntingdon. The late offer by Cambridgeshire Police and Crime Commissioner Jason Ablewhite was put to…

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Views Sought On Fire Service

The Home Office is seeking the public’s views on how good Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service is and to work out how best to make relevant information available. It is planned to make more information available online to enable people…

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Fire service urged to pause multi million pound facility after new offer from the police and crime commissioner

Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service has been urged to “pull the breaks” on its plans for a new multi-million pound headquarters. The message comes from police and crime commissioner for Cambridgeshire, Jason Ablewhite, after he requested that the organisation put…

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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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Fire and Ambulance Services to work together to treat cardiac arrests

A new initiative is being launched across Merseyside that will see Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service and North West Ambulance Service working together to treat cardiac arrests. The scheme will see both emergency services sent to an incident and whoever…

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