Bedfordshire Fire & Rescue Service News

Bedfordshire Fire And Rescue Calls For An Arson Awareness Month, Don’t Accept It, Report It!

Arson costs the country millions of pounds every year and puts lives at risk. It accounts for almost half of all fires attended by the fire and rescue services and can have devastating effects in terms of its cost and consequences. Insurers report that arson costs over £1bn in fire-related claims across the UK each year. Damage to property, business interruption, and other inconvenience caused by arson is significant. Deliberate fires cost a vast amount of money, but also endanger life,...

Bedfordshire Fire And Rescue Service Partners With EEAST Ambulance Service

On 1 April 2021, a new joint safeguarding partnership will launch between Bedfordshire Fire and Rescue Service (BFRS) and EEAST Ambulance Service which is the first of its kind in the region. EEAST are in a privileged position by entering properties at the point of an emergency call. They are also able to quickly assess if a person has additional needs apart from the medical emergency reason for the call. This new joint initiative will enable direct referrals to be sent securely to BFRS via a...

BFRS Sets Up First Walk-In Vaccination Pilot In 24 Hours

Like many Fire and Rescue Service’s across the country, BFRS have been utilizing their services to support the mass vaccine rollout. In the last few weeks, the Service has been responsible for setting up vaccination centers across Bedfordshire and Luton to help vaccinate our communities. Challenge In just 24 hours, BFRS set up a walk-up vaccination pilot, opening the doors to numbers of people who were eligible for the vaccine. Station Commander Robert Hulatt, who led the operation said...

Bedfordshire Fire And Rescue Service Sets Up New Mass Vaccination Center In Bedford, United Kingdom

On Feb 1, 2021, a new mass vaccination center opened its doors in Bedford Heights, Bedford. This is one of six centers opening over the next month. Over 200 members of the public received their vaccination on the first day. Bedfordshire Fire and Rescue Service’s Station Commander, Robert Hulatt has been working with local partners, including the NHS Bedfordshire, Luton and Milton Keynes Clinical Commission Groups to ensure the smooth set up and running of the centers. New vaccination cen...

HMICFRS Shares Their Key Findings On The Bedfordshire Fire’s Report On Supporting The Communities During The Pandemic

HMICFRS has outlined its key findings in a report which covers how the Bedfordshire Fire and Rescue Staff stepped up to support the communities and partners during the pandemic. As a service Bedfordshire Fire and Rescue Staff welcomes the opportunity to consider any lessons learned from the inspection. They will review the areas for consideration identified by HMICFRS as they continue to support the staff and partners, whilst trying to ensure the communities safety during these challenging time...

Bedfordshire Fire And Rescue Service’s Continue To Extend Their Support During COVID-19

The National Fire Chiefs Council has released a range of updated risk assessments which will allow fire-fighters and other staff to continue work on COVID-related activities – while taking on more. To support this, 10,000 lateral flow tests a week will be provided by the government to fire services, meaning up to 5,000 fire-fighters could soon be supporting the UK-wide vaccination program underway. These tests will help keep firefighters who are undertaking vital COVID work safer –...

Bedfordshire FRS Encourages Vigilance After Multiple Fire Incidents In Luton

Bedfordshire Fire and Rescue Service (BFRS) have attended a number of incidents of fire at The Academy in Holly Street, Luton over the past two weeks. These are serious incidents so BFRS asks that people who live in these premises are vigilant. Each of these incidents are believed to have been deliberate arson attempts within the corridors and staircases of the five-storey residential building. Each of these attempts have been dealt with swiftly by the fire service and the fire precautions with...

Bedfordshire Fire And Rescue Service Launches A New Technical Support Unit At Dunstable Fire Station

BFRS launches a new Technical Support Unit which is based at Dunstable Fire Station. This is the first of its kind in the country. This new vehicle will respond to Bariatric and complex patient incidents where emergency removal of a patient is required to support the East of England Ambulance Service (EEAST). This dedicated vehicle carries specialist equipment including a bariatric stretcher provided by EEAST which, will enable crews to provide the best possible care to the patient.  Vari...

Bedfordshire Fire & Rescue Service Deploys Motorola Solutions’ Cloud-Based Control Room Solutions

Motorola Solutions has announced that Bedfordshire Fire & Rescue Service is the first fire service in the United Kingdom to utilize the combined Motorola Solutions cloud-based control room solution, CommandCentral CRS, the data storage solution, CommandCentral Vault, as well as the integrated CAD solution, delivered by Motorola Solutions. CommandCentral Vault By upgrading its operations into one platform, the new solution helps the fire and rescue service in Bedfordshire to manage their en...

Bedfordshire Fire And Rescue Service Pay Tribute To NHS Staff For Their Exemplary Service During COVID-19 Pandemic

Firefighters at Bedfordshire Fire and Rescue Service have praised NHS workers for their service during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Watch Commander for the Bedfordshire Fire and Rescue Service, Graeme Hobson said “Our partners at the NHS are going through a very difficult time and we are extremely grateful for all the work they do.” NHS tribute for COVID-19 work Graeme Hobson adds, “We understand the sacrifices they are making and so wanted to create a special tribut...

Bedfordshire Fire And Rescue Service Thanks Jason Barry For Rescuing A Child From A Burning Building

A homeless man in Leighton Buzzard, helped rescue a child from a burning building. Bedfordshire Fire and Rescue Service were called to reports of a building fire in North Street, Leighton Buzzard. The fire originated in the first floor kitchen of a three storey terraced building and was believed to have been started by a cooking appliance. Jason Barry, a rough sleeper in Leighton Buzzard, saw the incident and rushed to assist at the scene. PCSO Rachel Carne of the Leighton Community Policing Te...

BFRS Stops Fire From Spreading And Rescues A Cat From The Building During A Fire Outbreak In Water End

Bedfordshire Fire and Rescue Service were called to reports of a fire at a thatched property. At around 2 pm, six fire engines were mobilized to the incident in Water End, Cople, along with two water carriers and an aerial platform. Group Commander Andy Draper, who was the officer in charge at the scene, said: “The two storey building was fully damaged by the fire, however crews worked hard to extinguish the flames and contain the fire from spreading.” Animal resuscitation kit &ld...

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