WCoFF NEWS Desk

    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 ...

    Article Added: 28 Jun 2020

    Members of the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Fire Authority have today approved the appointment of an assistant chief fire officer. Jon Anderson was confirmed by members at a meeting on Thursday (25) after being recommended for the role following a two-day selection process. Chairman of the authority, Councillor Kevin Reynolds, said: “We are delighted to confirm Jon in the role and offer ...

    Article Added: 24 Jun 2020

    With temperatures hitting significant highs of over 30°C in Cambridgeshire this week, Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service (CFRS) would like to remind residents of important outdoor fire safety and water safety advice. Head of Fire Prevention for Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service, Group Commander Paul Clarke said: “We know people will be wanting to make the most of the warm weat ...

    Article Added: 23 Jun 2020

    Throwline stations are being installed at waterside locations across Cambridgeshire. The potentially lifesaving equipment is being installed in hotspots and high risk sites across the county, that are known locations for people going into water, or where incidents have happened in the past. The 12 throwline stations are being installed this month, with two already in place at Riverside Park in ...

    Article Added: 22 Jun 2020

    A Cambridgeshire firefighter has been recognised as a rising star for being a role model and blazing a trail for women and those that speak English as a second language. Agata Wieczorek, known as Aggie, was awarded runner up in the 'Firefighter Rising Star' category of the Women in the Fire Service Awards 2020. Based at Huntingdon Fire Station, Aggie was nominated for her commitment and dedicatio ...

    Article Added: 04 Jun 2020

    A fire caused by a charging electrical appliance has sparked a safety reminder from Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service. On Monday afternoon crews from Dogsthorpe, Whittlesey and Yaxley attended a fire in Fletton, Peterborough. They arrived to find a fire in a first floor bedroom of a two-storey house, which they were able to extinguish wearing breathing apparatus and using a hose reel. The pr ...