WCoFF NEWS Desk

    Article Added: 23 Oct 2017

    Bedfordshire Fire and Rescue Service want everyone to enjoy a safe and spooky Halloween this year, but every year many adults and children are injured when lit candles come into contact with trailing costumes and wigs. So Firefighters have some safety advice so children and parents can celebrate Halloween safely. Chief Fire Officer, Paul Fuller, CBE said: “We don’t want to stop chi ...

    Article Added: 23 Oct 2017

    This year’s St Florian’s Installation Banquet, with the kind permission of the Prime Warden and Court of the Saddlers’ Company, was held at a new venue for us in the Great Hall at magnificent Saddlers’ Hall, to greet our Company’s recently installed Master Firefighter, John Mansfield, along with his lovely wife, Lesley, the Mistress Firefighter. Our principal g ...

    Article Added: 23 Oct 2017

    Freeman Andy Hopcraft, Area Commander, Response & Resilience, with Hertfordshire Fire & Rescue Service writes that the primary objective in purchasing the new Bronto Skylift F45XR was to increase outreach at height, with enough cage load capacity for several firefighters to work, which was a shortfall of the previous Bronto F27 RLH. Mounted on a Scania P360 rear steer chassis, the ALP is ...

    Article Added: 23 Oct 2017

    Our Master, John Mansfield, appeared on an edition of the Antiques Roadshow broadcast on October 22, 2017. He was featured showing a brick which was donated to our Company  on its formation. The brick came from the bakery in Pudding Lane in which the Great Fire of London started in 1666. The item can be viewed on BBC iPlayer 20 minutes after the start of the programme: View iPlayer lin ...

    Article Added: 18 Oct 2017

    The festival of Diwali takes place every year this year it falls on 19 October. It is known as 'Festival of the Lights' as it is believed that light signifies goodness and 'diyas', or oil lamps, and candles are burnt throughout the day and into the night to ward off darkness and evil. Fireworks are also used in the celebrations.  The use of naked flames increases the risk of fire at Diwali ...

    Article Added: 18 Oct 2017

    Paul Fuller CBE, Bedfordshire's Chief Fire Officer and Chair of Trustees of Children's Burns Trust visited Lakeview Primary School in Bedford on Tuesday (17/10). On the eve of Burns Awareness Day (18/10), CFO Fuller spoke to a group of Year 6 children about ‘Stop, drop and roll” which is used when clothing catches fire. With Halloween just around the corner Bedfordshire Fire and Re ...