WCoFF NEWS Desk

    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. ...

    Article Added: 13 Sep 2017

    The Massey Shaw Fireboat and her crew of volunteers were invited to attend the Classic Boat Rally held at St Katharine's Dock E1 over the weekend of the 9/10th September. The event is part of the Thames Festival and attracts a wide range of vintage boats of all shapes, sizes and histories. This year a large number of “Little Ships” were in attendance due to the interest in their role ...

    Article Added: 12 Sep 2017

    On Sunday September 10th members of the Company participated in the annual Act of Remembrance and Wreath Laying Ceremony at the Firefighters Memorial in London. The memorial, situated to the south of St Paul’s Cathedral, is featured on the front cover of our current issue of Salamander and the plinth contains the names of over 2,300 fire and rescue personnel who have died serving their com ...

    Article Added: 11 Sep 2017

    Firefighters and Fire Cadets RecognisedFor Their Bravery, Fundraising and Achievements On Wednesday 6 September Bedfordshire Fire and Rescue Service held its annual awards evening celebrating its successes during the previous year. This year’s honours included Watch Commander John Murphy who released a young boy crushed by a car and Fire Cadet Charlie Beresford who put out a fire in ...