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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…

Firefighting Operations come to a close at Margate Industrial Unit

The fire inside an industrial unit in Enterprise Way, Westwood, Margate, is now fully extinguished after 25 days of firefighting. Today (10 October) the emergency phase of the incident led by Kent Fire and Rescue Service will come to a…

UK Fire and Rescue Services Sign up to Oscar Kilo Wellbeing Expertise

It is well documented, now more than ever, that emergency services staff work in an extremely challenging environment and are not only just frequently exposed to traumatic events but they face scenarios on a daily basis that the majority of…

SWFRS Bridgend retain UK Extrication Title for the 6th time and SWFRS Rope Rescue take 1st place at the UKRO Firefighters Rescue Challenge in Cardiff Bay

South Wales Fire and Rescue Service Bridgend Extrication Team remain the very best in the country after defending their U.K. Extrication Team title and winning for the sixth time. The team fought off strong competition from teams across the UK…

London Assembly Fire, Resilience and Emergency Planning Committee – Wednesday 10th October – View Live

The London Assembly Fire, Resilience and Emergency Planning Committee will tomorrow examine the performance of the London Fire Brigade, including responses to an increase in fire deaths, fire safety during Diwali, Halloween and bonfire night and the continuing impact of Grenfell on policy…

New Fire Engines Arrive at Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service

Three new fire engines have been introduced to the on-call fleet at Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service. The new smaller alternative vehicles will be initially trialled by on-call firefighters at St Neots, March and Ely. The crews will also be…

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