‘Lives likely lost’: fire control staff call for public support to halt service closure 
Firefighter control staff are calling for the public to back them as a meeting of councillors decides whether to close the entire fire control service in Cornwall. Firefighter control staff handle calls from the public, provide safety guidance and deploy…
Multi-role Mercedes-Benz Unimog adds flexible, ‘go anywhere’ capability for Cornwall Fire & Rescue Service
Fire officers in Cornwall have responded to the increasing frequency of wildfires and flash floods by commissioning an extreme off-road Mercedes-Benz Unimog that can be kitted out to tackle both types of incident and much more besides.   The ultra-high mobility…
Cornwall fire service control operation to be scrapped
Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service is set to scrap its entire control operation on money-saving grounds, in a move first revealed to fire control and officials on 14 September. Firefighter control staff handle calls from the public, provide safety guidance…
Cornwall Fire warm up to win with UK Fire
The Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service rugby team welcomed a spirited RAF Police team in the first-ever meeting between the two sides. The game was played in the very best spirit of rugby, with Cornwall eventually winning 49-5. Despite the…
Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service

In this article, Mark Hewitt, who was appointed Interim Chief Fire Officer in September 2019, describes the challenges, opportunities and solutions his Service are dealing with, along with his expectations and aspirations in leading Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service in…

Effective Evacuation and Swift Firefighting Actions Avert Major Fire at Newquay Hotel

An iconic hotel on the cliffs of Newquay in Cornwall was the scene of a fire that provides testimony to the value of the Fire and Rescue Service phrase ‘Prevention, Protection, Response’. The benefits of each of the three elements…

Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service invest in a modernised fleet

As technology evolves, risk changes, incident profiles and demand shift, and budgets are ever decreasing, UK Fire and Rescue Services have become more focused in considering their long-term investment of capital and look far beyond simple like-for-like replacement of equipment.…

UK Firefighter Continues US Bond

Firefighter Freddie Martin of Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service in the UK followed in his father footsteps 20 years after he had worked with the Plano Fire Department in Texas, USA. Freddie is a full-time Control Operator in the Cornwall…

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