WCoFF NEWS Desk

    Article Added: 20 Sep 2020

    Back in March and early April of this year, (2020),  I wrote about my experience of contracting and surviving Covid-19.  Following the three terrible weeks of the virus I then found it difficult to shake off the after effects. Four further weeks of fatigue, muscle ache and mild breathlessness gradually merged with what appears to be a full recovery. Sometime in May I was fit enough to ...

    Article Added: 16 Sep 2020

    The annual wreath laying of the Trust is normally preceded by a church service, followed by a procession to the Firefighters Memorial opposite St Paul’s Cathedral. This year, because of the pandemic, there were serious restrictions imposed on the wreath laying ceremony, which took place on Sunday 6th September. Only a few of the principal wreaths could be laid formally. All other wreaths wer ...

    Article Added: 21 Jul 2020

    A community driven fire officer has retired after a 30 year career of serving the people of Cambridgeshire. Station Commander Farsh Raoufi MBE leaves his role in Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service's (CFRS) prevention team where he was a community risk manager based in Peterborough. Farsh was also heavily involved in the Service's recruitment activity, always looking to encourage applicants fr ...

    Article Added: 16 Jul 2020

    Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service (CFRS) has invested in new equipment to help respond to incidents. As part of a unique collaboration with the Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire Joint Protective Services (BCH JPS) police command, new drones are being rolled out which will assist firefighters in their response to a wide range of incidents and provide a bird’s eye view of the ...

    Article Added: 07 Jul 2020

    A children's play area in Peterborough was set alight twice over the weekend as lockdown restrictions lifted on recreational areas. Crews from Dogsthorpe Fire Station were needed in the Gunthorpe area of the city, where fires were reported in a park on Nightingale Court. The first incident was call in at around 2.30am on Saturday morning, where a sofa was set alight and left in the park. At around ...

    Article Added: 03 Jul 2020

    Our July issue of Salamander is now available online: This issue focuses on the effects of COVID-19, on the governance of the Company and its impact on the services delivered by some of our members. It includes articles from Fire and Rescue Services around the country, including London, Bedfordshire, Kent, East Sussex, Gatwick Airport and Lancashire, describing how each has adapted to the pandemi ...