WCoFF NEWS Desk

    Article Added: 29 Oct 2019

    What3Words Some time ago we drew attention to the free app What3Words and its potential to assist the emergency services in pinpointing locations. The app divides the world into 3m x 3m squares and assigns each a three-word sequence. For instance, our base at Wax Chandlers’ Hall is defined by shares.like.deaf. Recently, Cleveland Fire Brigade reported a successful water rescue assisted by ...

    Article Added: 26 Oct 2019

    As people go round the house changing their clocks this weekend (October 26/27), Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service is urging residents to think about fire safety with the extra hour they have. As the days get darker and the temperature drops, it is vitally important that residents test their smoke alarms, but also ensure everyone in the house knows how to escape the property if a fire happen ...

    Article Added: 25 Oct 2019

    Halloween and Bonfire Night can be plenty of fun for all of the family to enjoy, but with lots of potential hazards, it’s really important to keep you and your family safe. Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service is encouraging people to enjoy the autumn festivities safely by following some simple safety advice. Group Commander Paul Clarke, the Service’s head of Community Fire Safety, ...

    Article Added: 16 Oct 2019

    LFB Fire Cadet Awards On October 11 the LFB Community Fire Cadets Awards Ceremony, for the Cadet voted the top student in their group, took place in the Great Hall of the Wax Chandlers’ Hall. Our Master, Frances Blois, introduced the event and Upper Warden Graham Maltby, Chairman of our Charitable Trust, gave a brief overview of the involvement of the Trust in supporting the Cadet moveme ...

    Article Added: 11 Oct 2019

    Fire Station Open Day Our Master and Upper Warden were delighted to attend the recent Open Day at Dowgate Fire Station and to support Borough Commander David Bulbrook. The Open Day showcased some firefighting equipment, including the recently introduced smoke hood, and included demonstrations of a drone and ladder drills. The WCoFF is pleased to enhance its links with Dowgate, now the only fire ...

    Article Added: 11 Oct 2019

    Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service (CFRS), has partnered with Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Pharmacies, Cambridgeshire County Council and Peterborough City Council Public Health, and Anglia Ruskin University, to launch a joint campaign to raise awareness of the fire risk of emollients. In Cambridgeshire, the use of emollien ...