WCoFF NEWS Desk

    Article Added: 10 Nov 2017

    The first new wholetime firefighters to join Devon & Somerset Fire & Rescue Service for eight years have successfully completed their initial training. The 15 new starters, five of whom are women, have all passed the initial recruit training at the Severn Park Fire and Rescue Training Centre, Avonmouth. They will be joined by another 12 firefighters who have transferred from one of our ...

    Article Added: 01 Nov 2017

    Devon & Somerset Fire & Rescue Service have been working alongside the National Fire Chiefs Council and a North Devon family to highlight the potential dangers of having a firework display at home. The Fire Service encourage everyone to attend an organised firework display as they are safer and they have safe and well organised displays. Maisie’s story On Bonfire night, November ...

    Article Added: 28 Oct 2017

    47% of all fires are deliberate...Deliberate fires are increasing...More needs to be done The level of deliberate fires in this country is "totally unacceptable," says the independent Chairman of the Arson Prevention Forum. In launching the 2017 State of the Nation report, Lee Howell said: “All organisations with an interest in, or responsibility for, arson reduction must do more if we a ...

    Article Added: 28 Oct 2017

    Devon & Somerset Fire & Rescue Service and the Hazardous Area Response Team (HART) are engaging in a mutually beneficial MOU collaboration that promotes both community safety and effective response in the case of emergencies. Rowan Delasalle, Station Manager National Resilience said: “This is an exciting and important collaboration. The benefits of this MOU are that Urban Search &a ...

    Article Added: 24 Oct 2017

    Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue (CFRS) and Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Trading Standards are urging residents to be vigilant of bogus information regarding solar panels and their potential to affect emergency response. It is understood that at least one company has advised customers with solar panels on their homes that, without a 'kill switch' to remove their power supply, fire crews will n ...

    Article Added: 24 Oct 2017

    The important part played by Jewish citizens in the WW2 Fire Brigade has till now been untold. Many were WW1 veterans or unfit for the military, but they could do essential fire-fighting work and their contribution was enormous compared to the general population. Martin Sugarman and Stephanie Maltman will be discussing the challenges they faced and telling stories, including one about the only ...