Posts Tagged "Technology"

Every fire engine in Kent now carries oxygen masks for your pets

Pets in a sticky situation have been thrown a lifeline as Kent has become one of the first fire services in the country to install pet oxygen masks on all of its fire engines and at all of its fire…

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Helping Fire and Rescue Services to save young drivers’ lives

How virtual reality can help change the lives of young drivers Drivers under 24 are statistically more likely to have road accidents – they lack experience, take more risks and get easily distracted. Would they behave differently if they knew…

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First pet rescue using pet oxygen mask

A pet oxygen mask has been used for the first time in Shropshire to revive a cat in a house fire. Harriet, a 15-year-old tortoiseshell tabby, had fled to a bedroom as smoke from a kitchen fire filled the house…

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RAF helicopter goes up in flames after ‘technical issue’

An RAF helicopter burst into flames after being forced to do a ‘precautionary landing’ in Snowdonia due to a ‘technical issue’. The Ministry of Defence said all four people on board had got off safely and were ‘accounted for’. Emergency…

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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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Red Fire Engines, Green Values for new fleet

Fully committed to reducing its carbon footprint, Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service has taken delivery of twelve new electric vehicles to be deployed across Cheshire for support staff. The all-electric Nissan LEAF cars, distinctly liveried with the message Red Fire…

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Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service selects web mapping from Cadcorp

Web mapping from British software developer Cadcorp is to provide location intelligence to firefighters and analysts in a large metropolitan fire and rescue service in the UK Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service (TWFRS) has selected Web Map Layers…

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New £8.5m Essex fire control room will be at least 20 months late

Fire bosses have admitted there has been a 20-month delay in introducing a multi-million pound system in the Essex control room. Essex County Fire and Rescue Service (ECFRS) moved its control room from Hutton to its HQ in Kelvedon along…

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Technical issue caused ‘marginal increase’ in response time to emergency

There have been a number of technical issues at Enniskillen Fire Station, resulting in at least one occasion which “marginally increased” the time it took for firefighters to respond. The details, obtained by Your Right to Know via a Freedom…

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