Posts Tagged "Hertfordshire Fire and Rescue Service"

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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Fire safety: repeated calls for retrofitting sprinklers to high-rises were ignored

Damning new evidence has emerged of ministers’ failure to take steps to improve tower block safety after a series of fatal fires. Despite repeated calls for sprinklers to be retrofitted in high-rise blocks by coroners and by fire and rescue…

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Hertfordshire’s Fire and Rescue Service faces staffing challenges

An inspection of Hertfordshire’s Fire and Rescue Service has revealed problems with staffing, IT equipment and buildings, but inspectors also said the service is “punching above its weight” in some areas. Herts County Council invited a team of senior fire…

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Pedestrian dies after fire engine overturns while responding to emergency call

A pedestrian has died after an on-duty fire engine overturned while responding to an emergency call in Hertfordshire. Police are now investigating the fatal accident, which happened as the fire engine was turning into Burns Road, Royston, on Wednesday night….

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Bonfire safety tips from Hertfordshire Fire and Rescue Service

Hertfordshire County Council’s Fire and Rescue Service has issued safety advice to residents to prevent bonfires and fireworks from going haywire this November. In October and November last year, crews attended 33 incidents related to bonfires or fireworks across the…

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Joint fire and police station considered for Bromyard

A joint fire and police station is being considered in Bromyard, a council meeting heard. The newly appointed chief fire officer of Hereford and Worcester Fire and Rescue Service, Nathan Travis, said by 2019/20 the service will have a budget deficit of…

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Hertfordshire residents advised to register large appliances for Home Fire Safety Week

Hertfordshire Fire and Rescue Service is urging residents to reduce fire risk from their ‘white goods’, such as diswashers, washing machines and tumble dryers. Residents are advised to register their goods during Home Fire Safety Week, which is from Monday,…

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Firestyle Officially Sponsors The British Firefighter Challenge

The British Firefighter Challenge 2016 took place on Saturday 30th July at the Jubilee Campus of Nottingham University. The one day event saw over 70 operational firefighters from all over the world taking part, from countries including; Germany, Austria, Croatia,…

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