Posts Tagged "Overseas"

Fire service team flies to Romania for ‘World Rescue Challenge’

A team of firefighters deployed to cut people from their vehicles following crashes on Oxfordshire’s roads competed in an international competition. Members of Oxfordshire Fire and Rescue Service’s extrication team were in Romania – competing against other extrication teams from…

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Pioneering work at HFRS attracts fire chiefs from across the world

Firefighters and chiefs from around the world are flocking to the county to look at the innovative techniques and pioneering work carried out by Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service (HFRS). Crews from the US have just visited to learn about…

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Fire charity fundraiser Andrew Impey wins Diana Award

An autistic schoolboy who is undertaking a mammoth fundraising challenge has been honoured with a prestigious Diana Award. Andrew Impey, aged 11, has made it onto the roll of honour for his quest to visit every fire station in the…

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Shropshire firefighters saving lives in Romania

The lives of 18 Romanian mothers and children were saved by smoke alarms fitted as part of a Shropshire led campaign to improve fire safety in rural parts of Transylvania, it has been revealed. A major fire broke out in…

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Warwickshire Fire and Rescue Service receives international recognition

Following on from the success of Drowning Prevention and Water Safety Week last week, Warwickshire Fire and Rescue Service is honoured to be awarded The Rescue Capability Development Award, in recognition of its improvement and investment in water rescue capability….

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Cheshire rescue dog awarded ‘Animal OBE’

An extraordinary search and rescue dog from Cheshire was honoured today (Thursday 16 March 2017) by leading vet charity PDSA for his devotion to duty in some of the world’s most challenging regions. At a special ceremony at Manchester Town…

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The International Emergency Team

Introduction to IET The International Emergency Team (IET) is a voluntary organisation born following the efforts of Mehrban Sadiq, from the Tyne & Wear Fire and Rescue Service, to increase the standards of fire safety overseas. The IET is primarily…

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Firefighter vows to raise second mammoth cashpot for Gambia schoolchildren

A Hampshire firefighter had no idea when he booked a romantic trip with his girlfriend that he would be embarking on a long-term relationship of a different kind. Steve Stidolph who had planned to soak up the sun ended up…

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Firefighters brave freezing conditions in extreme weather training

An elite team of Hampshire firefighters has been undergoing extreme weather training in Denmark where temperatures can drop as low as minus 16C. The nine-man group camped out in the unforgiving conditions and tackled disaster simulations involving earthquakes and tsunamis…

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HFRS’ biggest fan set to join New York’s finest

An 11-year-old autistic schoolboy who dreams of being a firefighter could soon be joining New York’s finest. Andrew Impey, from Southsea, is being put forward as an honorary member of the world’s most famous fire service after news of his…

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