Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service News

Cornwall Fire And Rescue Service Equip With Bristol Uniforms’ New Structural Firefighting PPE

Firefighters across Cornwall are wearing brand new PPE (Personal Protective Equipment), procured through the UK Collaborative PPE Framework.  All 560 firefighters in the county have been equipped with two sets of new gold-colored structural coats and trousers, along with flash hoods, and a set of both structural and rescue gloves. Structural PPE The new PPE (Personal Protective Equipment), designed and manufactured by Bristol Uniforms, benefits from the very latest in fiber and fabric tec...

Heathrow AFRS Gets Domestic Response Units Based On Mercedes-Benz Chassis To Tackle Emergencies

The Heathrow Airport Fire & Rescue Service is now able to tackle a broad range of incidents more quickly and efficiently after commissioning a pair of highly specialized domestic response units based on Mercedes-Benz chassis. The Sprinter 519 CDI chassis cabs were supplied by Dealer Rossetts Commercials to Rosenbauer UK, a subsidiary of the Austrian group that is one of the manufacturers of firefighting equipment. Replacements for a single 18-tonne domestic appliance, the new vehicles offer...

North Yorkshire And Cornwall Fire And Rescue Approve Business Case For Two Fire And Rescue Services

The collaboration allows Cornwall’s Control Room to receive calls and dispatch resources on behalf North Yorkshire North Yorkshire and Cornwall Fire and Rescue Authorities have approved a business case for the two Fire and Rescue Services to share a single mobilising system within their Control Rooms. Both Services have their own control room, with the North Yorkshire one being based in Northallerton. Currently all 999 calls received by the emergency operators are direc...

Cornwall Fire And Rescue Service Firefighter Attends Winston Churchill Travelling Fellowship

As part of his Fellowship, Andy qualified as a swiftwater powerboat and jet-ski operator Andy Reynolds, a firefighter with Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service, has just returned from a Winston Churchill Travelling Fellowship (www.wcmt.org.uk) in North America. During six weeks, he attended flood and swiftwater rescue training, and visited Fire and Sheriffs’ Departments and volunteer rescue teams from California, Texas, North and South Carolina, New York and British Columbi...

Cornwall Fire And Rescue Service Awards SCBA Contract To Draeger

Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service had to identify a suitable replacement for the current equipment Draeger breathing apparatus and associated equipment will soon be going live at Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service.  Fully covered by Draeger’s Total Care servicing package, this innovative kit will arrive in two phases, starting with 220 Draeger PSS 7000 Breathing Apparatus sets complete with voice amplification and FPS 7000 Face Masks.  Bringing...

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