Fire and Rescue

Identifying emerging workforce challenges across the emergency services

SFJ Awards has launched its 2023 State of the Workforce Survey to identify critical skills and development shortages at an individual, organisational and systemic level to support the UK government and sector leaders as they plan for the workforce of the future. This is the latest in a series of regular large-scale national surveys to… Read more »

Emergency services benefit from zero emission vehicle funding boost

The Advanced Propulsion Centre (APC) has announced that £77m will be made available to support ambitions to build an end-to-end supply chain for zero emission vehicles that includes ambulance and fire and rescue services vehicles. One of seven projects to receive funding from the APC Collaborative Research and Development Programme, the £7.9m HYER POWER project… Read more »

Brigade launches #ChargeSafe campaign

The mother of a 21-year-old woman who died at the start of 2023 has made a heartfelt plea to Londoners to take care with e-bikes and e-scooters, particularly to never block fire escape routes.    Maria Frasquilho Macarro’s warning comes following the tragic death of her only daughter, Sofia Duarte, who sadly died on New Year’s… Read more »

Firefighters vote to accept pay offer

Firefighters and control room staff across the UK have accepted a new pay deal to end their dispute over pay. 96 per cent of Fire Brigades Union members voted to accept the pay offer on an 84 per cent turnout. The pay settlement is for 7 per cent backdated to July 2022, plus an additional… Read more »