WCoFF NEWS Desk

    Article Added: 30 May 2018

    Figure: L:R, John Norris, Nicole Hoffman, Tony Drewitt, David Holt, Michael Rollings, Frances Blois A small group of Firefighters had a unique tour behind the scenes of the Waterloo Station upgrade recently. Our visit started with a short overview of the project by the Project Manager for Network Rail, Alison Farwell. She noted the work to extend some of the platforms in the main station, which ...

    Article Added: 23 May 2018

    Courtesy of the Lightmongers Company the Mistress Firefighter Lesley Mansfield recently had the somewhat unnerving experience of having lunch with Queen Elizabeth 1st. Gloriana spoke about her reign and many of the characters she knew such as Shakespeare, Drake and Raleigh. Afterwards she even posed for portraits which, she remarked, happened much faster now than anything Hans Holbein ever managed ...

    Article Added: 16 May 2018

    On Sunday 13th May the Master laid a wreath on behalf of the Company at the annual Memorial Day service at the National Arboretum in Staffordshire. This event is organised by the Firefighters Memorial Trust at the Fire and Rescue Service Monument within the Fire Service Garden. About 300 people were present at this moving service, with the majority of brigades represented, alongside representat ...

    Article Added: 14 May 2018

    Are you interested in becoming an On-Call Firefighter? Bedfordshire Fire and Rescue Service is currently recruiting for On-Call Firefighters to work across our county.   The Service welcomes applications from all sections of our community; there are great opportunities available for everyone.  We are an inclusive employer and benefit from the strengths and skills that diver ...

    Article Added: 14 May 2018

    At the invitation of the Worshipful Company of Basketmakers the Mistress Firefighter Lesley Mansfield recently attended a one-day course on basket making at the Dutch Church, Austin Friars, in Broad Street Ward. After instruction and some basket making using wicker, all present were entertained with an excellent lunch and afternoon tea. It was a splendid day although, Lesley suspects she might s ...

    Article Added: 14 May 2018

    The Firefighters enjoyed a splendid visit to the Heathrow Airport Fire and Rescue Service recently. Our visit started with a tour of the multi-agency airport control centre at Compass House then moved to the airside Central Fire Station. Here Gary Barthram, Senior Airport Fire Manager, gave a talk on the work of the Service, then we had the rare privilege of ascending the Control Tower for a pan ...