WCoFF NEWS Desk

    Article Added: 19 May 2021

    At last, things seem to be returning to normal as the Lord Mayor rolls a barrel of beer into the Old Dr Butler's Head pub when it was allowed to reopen on Monday 17th May. I'm sure many members will look forward to their first drinks back inside our local watering hole! ...

    Article Added: 10 May 2021

    A dozen iPads have been handed over to Addenbrookes Critical Care Unit today, thanks to a fundraising effort by the family of Danny Granger. Danny, an on-call firefighter at Cottenham Fire Station, died in February after catching Covid-19. He had been treated at Addenbrookes Hospital for a number of weeks after he became ill and his family wanted to do something to help other families keep in tou ...

    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 ...

    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 ...

    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 ...

    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 ...