Phil Martin
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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…

Report States that Older Office Buildings ‘Not Designed to Cope with today’s Electrical Requirements’

Dated office buildings were not designed to deal with the level of electrical equipment typically seen in modern offices, posing serious health concerns, according to fire officials. Brad Wilson, from Triangle Fire Safety, said overloaded sockets are a common cause…

Skills For Justice Create Video to Celebrate 80 years since the Fire Brigades Act 1938

In 1938 primary legislation was introduced in Great Britain in the form of the Fire Brigades Act. It kick-started a huge change in how the fire service worked. The act placed responsibility on local authorities for the provision of a…

Arup releases a new framework to reduce fire risks in informal settlements

Arup today announces the release of its Framework for Fire Safety in Informal Settlements[1], ahead of the UN International Day for Disaster Reduction. Based on three years of in-depth research, the framework proposes a new way to think about fire risk…

National Breathing Apparatus Challenge – South Wales Fire and Rescue Service Celebrate the Success of their First All-Female Firefighting Team

Five female firefighters, who hail from Stations right across the South Wales area, committed to an intense training schedule in preparation for the annual Challenge at Morton in the Marsh, Fire Service College, recently and their efforts placed them in a…