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    Article Added: 06 May 2021

    One of Cambridgeshire’s first woman firefighters has attended her last emergency incident as she retires after 30 years of service.   Nicola Barlow (50) leaves her current watch at Wisbech Fire Station after beginning her career in April 1991. Originally from Newton in Fenland, Nicola became the first woman to join Cambri ...

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    Article Added: 03 May 2021

    A Cambridgeshire fire officer is taking on a fitness challenge to raise money for The Fire Fighters Charity. Group Commander Simon Thompson has taken on the challenge of completing 44,597 press-ups, marking one for each member of staff who works for a fire service in England. He began the ‘44k by the 4th May’ mission on 1 December and will be completing the remaining press ups on Tue ...

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    Article Added: 03 May 2021

    A Cambridgeshire fire officer is taking on a fitness challenge to raise money for The Fire Fighters Charity. Group Commander Simon Thompson has taken on the challenge of completing 44,597 press-ups, marking one for each member of staff who works for a fire service in England. He began the ‘44k by the 4th May’ mission on 1 December and will be completing the remaining press ups on Tue ...

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    Article Added: 03 May 2021

    Arson costs the country millions of pounds every year and puts lives at risk. It accounts for almost half of all fires attended by the fire and rescue services and can have devastating effects in terms of its cost and consequences.  Insurers report that arson costs over £1bn in fire-related claims across the UK each year.  Damage to property, business interruption and other incon ...

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    Article Added: 14 Apr 2021

    Devon and Somerset on-call firefighters make history This week (12 April), six on-call firefighters from Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service made history when they completed the End Point Assessment of the operational firefighter apprenticeship. This is a national first – it is usually only wholetime firefighters who take this apprenticeship. Devon and Somerset Fire and ...

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    Article Added: 09 Apr 2021

    An on-call fire crew came to the aid of a frightened feline trapped in a deep drain.   A crew from Whittlesey was called to a trapped animal on Dandelion Drive in Whittlesey at 7.44pm on Wednesday (April 7). They arrived to find Norman the cat had managed to trap himself in a 15 feet deep drain.  Watch Commander Kev Gilbe ...

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