WCoFF NEWS Desk

    Article Added: 15 Sep 2017

    Fire crews tested their response with other emergency services at Papworth Hospital on Tuesday 12th September evening. Firefighters and officers from Papworth, Gamlingay and St Ives were called to a practice scenario involving an explosion on the site, which also required police and ambulance support. The hospital’s Crisis Management Team was also set up and put to the test. Watch Commande ...

    Article Added: 14 Sep 2017

    We are sad to announce the death of Margaret Law, peacefully at her home in London, on 27th August 2017. Margaret was born in London and graduated in physics and mathematics from the University of London (BSc). She joined the Fire Research Station in the UK in 1952, and over 20 years established herself as one of the world’s leading fire scientists, carrying out research into many aspects o ...

    Article Added: 14 Sep 2017

    Bedfordshire Fire and Rescue Service has pledged its support for Gas Safety Week (18-24 September 2017) and will be at Go Outdoors on Norse Road in Bedford on Saturday 23rd between 10am – 1pm to raise awareness of gas safety and urge the public to keep themselves safe from dangerous gas appliances. The seventh annual Gas Safety Week will see organisations from across the UK work together, t ...

    Article Added: 14 Sep 2017

    The commissioner describes sprinklers as the only fire safety system that detects a fire, suppresses a fire and raises the alarm. She also explained that sprinklers are essential for protecting vulnerable residents, especially those who are mobility impaired. Commissioner Cotton said: “The tragic fire at Grenfell has thrown fire safety into the spotlight and while we are not pre-empting the ...

    Article Added: 13 Sep 2017

    Whilst in Provence over the summer Liveryman David Holt spotted firefighters tackling one of the many grass and undergrowth fires sweeping across the region. It's common to see convoys of 6-10 pumps heading for relatively small fires in an attempt to contain them at an early stage. Alas, high winds helped this one to jump a road and set fire to a vineyard, just before harvesting. David W Hol ...

    Article Added: 13 Sep 2017

    WOMEN and other under-represented groups can have a go at firefighting activities as part of a myth busting event to demonstrate what it takes to be a modern firefighter. Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service (CFRS) is putting on two Have A Go events on Friday 13th and Saturday 14th October, to encourage more women and people from a variety of backgrounds to consider firefighting as a career. ...