Posts Tagged "Training"

New partnership aims to encourage on-call recruitment

Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service is delighted to announce its latest partnership scheme with the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) and Neath Port Talbot Adult Community Learning (NPT-ACL). Firefighter For A Week – is both a…

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Cumbria firefighters join forces with Newton Rigg for large animal rescue training

Cumbria Fire and Rescue Service is committed to further enhancing and developing the training of operational firefighters. Part of this training includes the rescue of animals, often large animals. The recent new fire and rescue service recruits, as well as…

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HFRS pioneer new technology to shape future leaders

A ground-breaking tool has been devised to help shape the fire chiefs of the future. Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service (HFRS) are the first in the UK to adopt the method which is championed by the private sector. The Leadership…

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Cardiac arrest survival rates hit an all-time high in the Borders

A surge in CPR training has seen the Borders become the Scottish capital for surviving cardiac arrests. In the space of two years the survival rate for out-of-hospital arrests has risen from just four per cent to a current figure…

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Fire service rescue training on Ullswater

Cumbria Fire and Rescue Service are urging people to take care when swimming or boating in the county’s lakes and rivers this Easter. They say with tens of thousands of visitors heading to the Lake District over the next few…

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Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service appoint new chief fire officer

Following an extensive selection process, Chris Lowther, currently assistant chief fire officer, Service Delivery, will assume the role and that of chief executive next Monday. He succeeds current Chief Fire Officer Tom Capeling. Assistant Chief Fire Officer Lowther started his…

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Extreme conditions braved by Hampshire firefighter in elite training exercise

Temperatures of minus 18C, gruelling snow marches and the threat of bears, wolves and coyotes were just a few of the challenges for an intrepid Hampshire firefighter. Barry Atkins from Eastleigh Fire Station was deployed to a forest in Red…

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More than 50 students ‘decontaminated’ at North Devon District Hospital in training exercise

More than 50 Petroc students had to be decontaminated at North Devon District Hospital after a “mysterious substance” was released on a school bus. Luckily though, this was just a rehearsal. Staff at Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust rehearsed its…

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Hampshire is a beacon of Blue Light collaboration

A pilot scheme between the fire service, ambulance and police has saved lives as well as thousands of pounds of taxpayers’ money. The project has seen Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service team up with South Central Ambulance Service to help…

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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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