Kansas Search and Rescue Task Force Team Deployed to Florida for Hurricane Response

Multiple Kansas agencies are deploying first responders to Florida for Hurricane Dorian response efforts as the storm moves closer to the eastern coast of US An Urban Search and Rescue (USAR) team comprised of members from multiple Kansas agencies has…

Hampshire firefighter tackles fatal fires in Bangladesh

A highly-skilled Hampshire firefighter has travelled to Bangladesh to help prevent the scourge of fatal fires that is sweeping the refugee camp – which shelter almost a million people. Fire Protection Officer Richard North flew out this week and will be returning…

Hampshire, UK firefighter deployed in Bangladesh diphtheria crisis

A highly skilled Hampshire firefighter has been deployed to help medical efforts to combat a diphtheria outbreak in Bangladesh. Watch Manager of the Urban Search and Rescue (USAR) team at Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service (HFRS) Simon Forster is one…

Hampshire UK Establish Elite Firefighter Hub

A hub of elite firefighters trained to deal with disasters from earthquakes and tsunamis to terror attacks and mass explosions is being assembled in Hampshire, UK. The crews will be based at Eastleigh Fire Station which will have 15 specialist…

Training for Urban Search and Rescue (USAR) in the UK

USAR in the UK Fire and Rescue Service (FRS) has undergone some dramatic changes over the last few years. Given that the formal introduction of the capability didn’t start until after the events of 9/11, the capability has never truly…

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