Phil Martin
Phil Martin
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Scrutiny must deliver improvement

Phase 1 of the Grenfell Inquiry concluded on 12 December 2018. In a statement, Chairman of the Inquiry, Sir Martin Moore-Bick described how Phase 1 was about establishing the detail of what happened at Grenfell Tower on 14 June 2017…

Exercise Tests Emergency Services Response to Light Aircraft Crash in Water

Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service (RBFRS) has led a successful joint exercise with South Central Ambulance Service (SCAS), to test the response to a light aircraft crash and give crews an opportunity to practice essential water rescue and rescue…

Cambridgeshire FRS Equips 50 Vehicles With Panasonic Rugged Tablets

Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service is transforming life for firefighters on the frontline by equipping them with Panasonic rugged Toughpad tablets to access vital information during operations. The service has deployed 13 inch Panasonic Toughbook CF-D1 tablets in the front…

New Fast Acting Doors for Suffolk FRS Long Melford Fire Station

Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service recently commissioned Norwich-based Cooks Industrial Doors to install two sets of state-of-the-art sliding folding doors at Long Melford Fire Station in rural Suffolk. The original fully glazed, wooden-framed doors had seen better days and were…

Challenges and opportunities

The Grenfell Enquiry resumed on the 29 October after a short break which saw the conclusion of phase one and the questions to representatives of London Fire Brigade. Phase two of the enquiry will focus on issues around the original…

Cradlepoint IBR900 and IBR1700 Series Rugged 4G Vehicle Routers Approved for Use on ESN

The Cradlepoint IBR900 and IBR1700 series rugged 4G vehicle routers have been approved for use on ESN.  Vehicle routers of this type are used to network enable a vehicle, create a Wi-Fi hotspot around the vehicle and connect remote IT…

Woman Dies in Dwelling Fire at Towyn, North Wales

A woman has died following a fire in Towyn, Conwy. North Wales Fire and Rescue Service was called to a report of a fire at a property in Gors Road, off Kinmel Way at 08.48hrs this morning (Wednesday 31st October).…

Ground-breaking event for Fire Service and Police Hub in North Worcestershire

Development of the new Wyre Forest Fire & Rescue and Police hub was marked by a ground-breaking event attended by senior officers of Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service (HWFRS) and West Mercia Police. The 3.5-acre brown-field site in…

Off-Duty Staffordshire Firefighter Commended for his Actions at Collision

An on-call Staffordshire firefighter is being commended for his bravery. Craig was nominated for a commendation for his actions because, although he is employed by the service, he was off-duty at the time of the incident. He has limited experience…

A team of South Wales firefighters have again proved themselves World Champions winning the World Rescue Organisation Challenge for the third year in succession.

Current World Champions and National Champions South Wales Fire and Rescue Service – Bridgend Extrication Team, made the trip to Capetown, South Africa, last week 22 – 26 October, to compete in the prestigious annual event, taking on 30 of…

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