Posts Tagged "Training"

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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These people may save your life: Ceremony marks graduation of new firefighters

These are the men and women who will be helping save lives across the county for generations to come. The 27 new Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service full-time firefighters have just graduated after an intensive course instilled in them the…

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Firefighters and police to join forces for missing persons searches

A pioneering partnership between firefighters and police has just been launched which will see both blue light services join forces to search for high-risk missing people – and it is already helping to save lives. The ground-breaking six-month pilot, between…

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Firefighters use new sewers in Hinckley for training

Firefighters from Hinckley scrambled through sewers as part of a training exercise. The emergency responders went down a 1.6m diameter sewer that is under construction, in Leicester Road in Hinckley. Severn Trent is carrying out a £1.5m sewer improvement project…

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This is why the fire service aerial platform was by the river in Truro

Motorists and pedestrians in Truro may be forgiven for wondering whether a serious incident was ongoing in Truro city centre this morning after the fire service’s aerial ladder platform was spotted near the river by the Tesco superstore. Two fire…

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The 26-year-old female firefighter sent to tackle Grenfell Tower fire just five days into the job

Just five days into the job, 26-year-old April Cachia arrived for her night shift at Shoreditch fire station. Hours after arriving – and having never before battled a fire before – she found herself face to face with one of…

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Cumbria’s new firefighter recruits pass out in style

Cumbria County Council Fire and Rescue Service’s first group of new wholetime recruits for nine years has successfully graduated following 14 weeks of intensive training. The group of 11 firefighters have completed their training and will now join the fire…

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Training to deal with response to terror attack in North East

Northumbria Police has led a multi-agency training exercise at one of Europe’s biggest shopping centres – to test emergency service response to a major incident. In the early hours of Wednesday (May 17) an exercise was held at intu Metrocentre…

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New mobilising and availability system for North Wales Fire and Rescue Service

North Wales Fire and Rescue Service has launched a new command and control system following months of meticulous preparation. The new system equips the Service with the highest standard of emergency response software to help keep local communities safe. The…

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