AFOA 2021 AGM held at The Emergency Services Show

AFOA members gathered at the NEC in Birmingham last week to attend the 2021 AGM held on the first day of The Emergency Services Show. AFOA Chairman Simon Petts opened proceedings by presenting a cheque for £2,000 raised from association…

Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service raises £95,080.33 for The Fire Fighters Charity

Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service (MAWWFRS) recently received a Certificate of Appreciation from The Fire Fighters Charity for its efforts in raising £95,080.33 for the charity in 2020/2021. The Fire Fighters Charity supports the mental, physical and…

Locks, Steps & Two Worthy Causes

Hello, We are several friends who are currently planning our most ambitious and difficult challenge yet, which we have named ‘Locks, Steps and Two Worthy Causes’, a massive 167-mile walk starting from the Firefighters memorial at St Paul’s Cathedral in…

500 raised for The Fire Fighters charity from the sale of beanie hats

Buying a beanie hat will be the last thing on most people’s minds in the middle of summer, but sales of the limited edition, ‘25th anniversary of Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service’ branded, beanie hats have already…

Team complete 24-hour Snowdon Challenge

In early June, Station Manager Dave Latham, along with a small support team of other Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service personnel, took on the epic challenge of climbing Snowdon as many times as they could in 24…

Leg power sees fundraising firefighters raise over £10,000

Chester Fire Station’s White Watch has raised more than £10,000 for charity by completing a mountainous challenge. The team of Watch Manager Ant McCarthy, Crewe Managers Martin Warburton and Daz Tennant and firefighters Giles Davies, Paul Long, Jack Fellows, Danielle…

Ain’t no mountain high enough – Craig to take on highest UK peaks for charity

A Northamptonshire Fire & Rescue Service worker will try and scale six of the highest mountains in the British Isles in just four days for The Fire Fighters Charity. Craig Smith is taking on the 5+1 Peaks Challenge after his…

Charity welcomes research into mental health impact of pandemic on UK fire service personnel

The continued need for The Fire Fighters Charity’s mental health support services has been highlighted today with the publication of research claiming that 65% of the UK’s fire and rescue service personnel have seen a deterioration in their mental health…

The Fire Fighters Charity reaches £1,924 at halfway point of national challenge

A month-long charity campaign which aims to boost the nation’s health and wellbeing is now at its halfway point, with donations pouring in. Over the past two weeks, the Blue Light Get Active Challenge has tasked individuals with clocking up…

The Fire Fighters Charity joins forces with front-line charities to launch national wellness campaign

Last year marked a year like no other for UK front-line staff as they battled to keep the nation safe. With the colder weather here to stay and the arrival of a new strain of Covid-19, emergency-service teams are feeling…

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