Posts Tagged "UK International Search and Rescue"

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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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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Take virtual tour of UK’s first mobile field hospital for disaster zones (with 360 walkthrough)

Get a glimpse of the UK’s first mobile field hospital which will save lives in disaster zones. The capabilities of this medical facility, set up by UK fire services, are showcased in this 3D virtual tour. Hampshire Fire and Rescue…

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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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‘He was part of the family’ – Tributes to Hampshire’s international rescue dog

Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service has been paying tribute to ‘one of its own’, following the death of much-loved rescue dog Byron. The 11 year old border collie was one of the most highly trained dogs in the world, and…

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Bryn Puts Away His Passport

Bryn the border collie has travelled the world to help in disaster areas but now it’s time for him to put away his passport and spend quality time at home. Eleven year old Bryn, who has just returned from working…

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