Devon and Somerset Fire & Rescue Service News
Avon Fire and Rescue Service (AF&RS) has taken part in a series of multi-agency training exercises to tests its chemical, biological, radioactive and nuclear response. The three training sessions, which fell under CBRNe, were designed to test how emergency services from across the region responded to incidents such as chemical spills and contamination. Training exercises These scenarios involved staff from Avon and Somerset Police, South Western Ambulance Service, Devon & Somerset Fire...
According to a recent study, just over half (54%) of UK Fire and Rescue Services struggle to record their response times to inbound messages and enquiries across their social media channels. With inbound enquiries from residents and other stakeholders increasing overall and the number of social media accounts being managed by the services also on the rise, tracking KPIs such as response time is key to effectively serving stakeholder needs on social. Social media is a vital channel to communicat...
The service has led to an extra 45,000 business addresses being avilable to the Fire Servies for emergency response The Network Fire Services Partnership, a collaborative partnership between Devon & Somerset, Hampshire, Isle of Wight and Dorset & Wiltshire Fire & Rescue Services, has increased the safety of business in their region by integrating business details supplied by Aligned Assets and 118 Information. With integral 118 Information data embedded into the g...
Two psychological therapists from The Fire Fighters Charity will also be speaking on the the emotional impact of emergency medical response Responding to fires in tall buildings will be a key focus at this year’s Emergency Services Show which returns to Hall 5 at the NEC, Birmingham, UK from 20th to 21st September 2017. Russ Timpson, founder of the Tall Building Fire Safety Network will present a session in the Lessons Learnt seminar theatre (sponsored by UCLan) on tall...
South Yorkshire FRS becomes first fire service in the UK to equip its firefighters with new PPE South Yorkshire FRS have become the first fire service in the UK to re-equip its firefighters with new PPE incorporating a PBI black outershell. Bristol’s Ergotech Action™ structural kit is being supplied as part of a Fully Managed Service Contract (FMS) and has recently been deployed for its 900 firefighters located at 23 fire stations across the county. This is just o...
Over the next six months the RIB wil be used to train the South West based swift water teams With news about heavy rain and flooding in the West Country becoming increasingly prevalent, Devon and Somerset Fire & Rescue Service has taken delivery of a brand new 585 Ribcraft which will be used to train its crews to RYA Level 2 Standard. The 585 is fitted with a Suzuki DF90 outboard engine chosen for its power to weight ratio as well as fuel efficiency. Nick Jones, Principa...
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