Posts Tagged "West Midlands Fire & Rescue Service"

Firefighters to run 296 miles for charity

On Tuesday 30th May, firefighter Terrance Gregg who is based at York fire station and Watch Manager Justin Rowe who is based at Malton fire station will set off from York fire station and run 296 miles, to North Devon,…

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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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Fire service reflects on a successful award-winning 2016

The service began the year with Trevor McIIwaine, a now retired group manager, being recognised in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours, being awarded The Queen’s Fire Service Medal for Distinguished Service. Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service has started the year…

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Rugeley farm blaze: £110,000 goes up in smoke to pay towards tackling fire

A fire which burned for months and shrouded much of Cannock Chase in smoke cost more than £110,000 to tackle. The waste fire at Oak Tree Farm on Slitting Mill Road in Rugeley started on September 5, 2016. Smoke and…

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Coventry Fire Stations Recognised By The AFSA

Coventry firefighters were part of a great success for the West Midlands Fire and Rescue Service at the latest meeting in London of the Asian Fire Service Association, which promotes diversity across all Fire and Rescue Services. Coventry stations were…

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Over 30 firefighters battle huge blaze at Wolverhampton scrapyard

Over 30 firefighters have been battling a huge blaze that ripped through a Wolverhampton scrapyard. West Midlands Fire and Rescue Service said they had up to six crews dealing with the fire at the EMR Scrapyard on Bilston Road near…

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Come Out Fighting

As a man  I often get told I have a feminine job, all about feelings and emotions. I don’t take offence – I probably have got “hands that do dishes” and weak wrists! It’s true, working with ladies, we often talk about…

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Fitness For Role: Staying Healthy Whilst Working Longer

UK government demands have necessitated significant changes within public services brought about by a legal obligation to balance a significantly decreased budget. Changes to pension means organisations have to manage the retention of an older working population with increasing physical…

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