WCoFF NEWS Desk

    Article Added: 02 Mar 2018

    International Women’s Day 2018 – Come and test out your Firefighting skills To celebrate International Women’s Day (8 March) this year we are holding two female ‘Have a go’ sessions at Stopsley and Bedford Community Fire Stations. These sessions give you an insight in to the role of a modern day Firefighter working for Bedfordshire Fire and Rescue Service. Each o ...

    Article Added: 22 Feb 2018

    The Master and Mistress were privileged to attend the banquet for the incoming Lord Mayor at the Guildhall on Monday 13th November which was attended by the Prime Minister. Sadly The Master was not called upon to make a speech after the Incoming Lord Mayor , The outgoing Lord Mayor , The Prime Minister , The Lord Chancellor and The Archbishop of Canterbury had all had their say ,but as everyone wa ...

    Article Added: 22 Feb 2018

    The annual inter-livery pancake races took place on Shrove Tuesday, February 13th, 2018. Hosted by the Worshipful Company of Poulters the event draws a large crowd to Guildhall Yard to watch City Companies compete, wearing full regalia and customised aprons. Alas, the day was bitterly cold and wet so, with treacherous conditions underfoot, Health and Safety kicked in, limiting the “races&rd ...

    Article Added: 22 Feb 2018

    A sleeping man was rescued from a fire in his bedroom last night after neighbours alerted Bedfordshire Fire and Rescue. An upstairs smoke alarm had had the battery removed and if not for the swift action of Firefighters the man could have lost his life. Fire Control were alerted by a neighbour about a fire in Markham Crescent, Dunstable at 8.50pm last night (Tuesday, 20 February) and dispatched t ...

    Article Added: 28 Jan 2018

    Last week a plaque was unveiled to commemorate the deaths of two London firefighters, Jack Fourt-Wells and Richard Stocking from Clerkenwell, who died fighting the Smithfield Market fire on 23 January in 1958. There is an interesting documentary from 1996 dealing with some of the lessons learnt for the deployment of BA crews following this incident and the King's Cross tube fire. The pho ...

    Article Added: 28 Jan 2018

    Prompted by a question: “why should anyone confess to starting a fire that they hadn’t, and allow themselves to be hanged as a consequence?” renowned fire investigator and former London firefighter Dr Peter Mansi, conducted a cold-case review of the fire and its investigation at the time. His work was the catalyst for a book, contributed to by members of the Worshipful Company ...