WCoFF NEWS Desk

    Article Added: 27 Feb 2020

    Recently, we were privileged to make a private tour of the new Liverpool Street Crossrail station. It is a working building site on a massive infra-structure project, so full PPE was needed before we descended about eight floors to platform level. En route we saw the huge investment in plant rooms for ventilation and power supply, and the interconnections for other railway lines and evacuation r ...

    Article Added: 10 Feb 2020

    Sawston Fire Station has released a new video to help recruit on-call firefighters to their station. Filmed by the crew themselves, the video gives a glimpse of life as an on-call firefighter, as well as showing different aspects of the role, from responding to incidents to developing skills and keeping the community safe. On-call firefighters can be men and women that come from every walk of li ...

    Article Added: 04 Feb 2020

    Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service has launched course dates for Biker Down! for 2020. Now in its third year, Biker Down! is a free emergency first aid course aimed at motorcyclists in Cambridgeshire, and is hosted by firefighters from CFRS and Magpas Air Ambulance. The initiative offers motorcyclists the opportunity to learn practical skills to help avoid being involved in a crash, as well a ...

    Article Added: 01 Feb 2020

    Excellence and exemplary service were celebrated at the annual Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service (CFRS) Excellence Awards. Taking place at the Huntingdon Marriott Hotel on Thursday (January 23), the event celebrated the achievements of staff from across different areas of the Service. The commitment, dedication and professionalism of staff who regularly go above and beyond to provide the bes ...

    Article Added: 01 Feb 2020

    New replacement rescue boats for Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service will enable firefighters to respond quicker to water incidents. Equipped with the latest technology, the new boats have a more powerful engine and inflate in under a minute compared to the three to four minutes the old boats took. This means that crews can get the boats off the rescue vehicle, into the water and reach the cas ...

    Article Added: 26 Jan 2020

    Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Fire Authority is proposing a two per cent increase to the fire service’s proportion of council tax for 2020/21. This equates to an extra £1.41 a year for a Band D property, totalling £72.15 a year or £1.38 a week. This is the most the Fire Authority is allowed to ask for due to capping restrictions. The Fire Authority’s government gra ...