Fire and Rescue

London Fire Brigade adds two new fire boats to its fleet

The Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has welcomed London Fire Brigade’s new fire boats to the Thames as part of a £40 million investment made by City Hall to expand the Brigade’s fleet of equipment and vehicles. The two new boats are named after Auxiliary Fireman Harry Errington and Auxiliary Firewoman Gillian Tanner, who in the… Read more »

NFCC launch Standard Data Collection Requirements to support Home Fire Safety Visits

Since the National Fire Chiefs Council launch of the Person Centred Framework, fire and rescue services (FRSs) across the United Kingdom have been adopting the standards and methodologies documented within the Framework.   Following this success, a standardised data collection system to support Home Fire Safety Visits has been launched on ukfrs.com. The Standard Data Requirement… Read more »

Grenfell Tower Inquiry finishes hearing evidence

Four years on, the Grenfell Inquiry has finished hearing evidence and will now move on to complete its second and final report. The Inquiry was created to examine the circumstances leading up to and surrounding the fire at Grenfell Tower on the night of 14 June 2017. Through two phases of work, the Inquiry examined… Read more »

Heatwave piles pressure on emergency services

As the UK sweltered on the hottest day ever recorded, the emergency services were under enormous pressure to respond as demand reached unprecedented levels. Data published by the Fire Brigades Union showed that one third of fire and rescue services across the UK declared a major incident in response to the heatwave. London Fire Brigade… Read more »

New Chief Fire Officer for Northamptonshire

Mark Jones has been confirmed as the new Chief Fire Officer for Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue Service following a Confirmation Hearing of the Police, Fire and Crime Panel. After fielding questions from various members of the committee, the panel has now written to Stephen Mold, the Northamptonshire Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner, to confirm the… Read more »

London Fire Brigade works with Emergency One to green the fleet

London Fire Brigade is investing in the development of an electric-hybrid fire engine as part of its commitment to significantly reduce carbon emissions, supporting the Mayor of London’s ambition for London to be net zero carbon by 2030 and build a greener and safer city for everyone. The Brigade is currently working with Emergency One, the UK’s… Read more »

Kent Fire and Rescue Service achieves LGBT+ standard

Kent Fire and Rescue Service (KFRS) has announced that it is the first emergency service to achieve the Pride in Care quality standard for its commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI). Awarded by national charity, Opening Doors, the standard is given to organisations that commit to strengthening their inclusion of LGBTQ+ people over 50…. Read more »

KAROQ joins emergency services fleets

With over 115 years of supporting the emergency services, ŠKODA continues its legacy with the launch of the marque’s latest addition to its emergency services vehicle line-up – a fully converted ŠKODA KAROQ Rapid Response vehicle. The versatile SUV lends itself perfectly to emergency service conversion thanks to its practicality, multi-terrain abilities and class-leading space for… Read more »