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Why lifesaving is very much a family affair at the RNLI
An incredible 97 per cent of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution’s (RNLI) frontline lifesavers are volunteers, many of who are following a long family tradition of saving lives.
The RNLI’s Emily Hazard looks at the tradition of following a family member into the lifeboat service, one that is still very much alive at stations all around the coast of the UK and Ireland. More via Emergency Services Times
Government unveils reforms in wake of ‘unforgivable’ Hillsborough response
The UK government on Wednesday unveiled reforms to ensure there would be no repeat of the “most unforgivable forms of institutional obstruction” faced by families of the victims of the 1989 Hillsborough football disaster.
Wednesday’s publication outlines the government’s long-awaited response to former Liverpool bishop James Jones’ 2017 report on the response to the disaster, which made 25 recommendations. More via Barron’s
West Midlands Fire Service crowned UK’s most inclusive employer for second year running
For an unprecedented second year in a row, West Midlands Fire Service (WMFS) has been named as the UK’s Most Inclusive Employer, highlighting its commitment to diversity, inclusion, and equality.
In 2022, WMFS jumped to the No 1 spot after being placed ninth in 2021. More via WMFS
Scottish fire brigade and police unions call for UK Government to restrict sale of fireworks
The Scottish Police Federation (SPF) and the Fire Brigades Union (FBU) Scotland have urged the UK Government to restrict the sale of fireworks after chaos on Bonfire Night.
The unions have called for Westminster to ban fireworks from general public sale or to give the Scottish Government powers to do so. More via Daily Record
Buckinghamshire firefighters demand urgent investment at fire authority rally
Yesterday, firefighters from across Buckinghamshire called for urgent investment in the fire service at a rally outside a meeting of the fire authority.
Firefighters gathered at West Ashland fire station, calling for the fire authority to invest in the service to keep the public and firefighters safe. More via FBU
NFCC releases new/updated community risk management planning guidance documents
The National Fire Chiefs Council has released four new/updated guidance documents on its website to support fire and rescue services with community risk management planning. The documents cover Risk Analysis, Hazard Identification, Decision Making and Process Evaluation.
Scottish fire station listed as ‘major example of postmodern architecture’
A Scottish fire station has been listed for its significance as ‘a major example of postmodern architecture’ in Scotland.
Historic Environment Scotland (HES) has designated Tollcross Fire Station in Edinburgh as a listed building at Category B. More via Yahoo! News