Hereford & Worcester Fire & Rescue Service News

Lieutenant Jason Menard Recipient Of 2020 Ray Downey Courage And Valor Award

Lt. Jason Menard, a member of the Worcester (MA) Fire Department since 2010, is the recipient of the 2020 Ray Downey Courage & Valor Award posthumously. Menard succumbed to thermal injuries he sustained in a residential fire on November 13, 2019, after he had pushed fellow firefighter Christopher Pace to safety. The fire was on the second-floor of a three-story balloon-frame wood structure in Worcester. The initial report to dispatch was that a mother and her baby were trapped on the third...

West Midlands Fire Service Announces The Winners Of The Competition Organized For UK’s Fire And Rescue Teams

This year saw fire and rescue teams from across the UK competing in the West Midlands Fire Service (WMFS) Extrication and Trauma Challenges, which was held for the second year running at the Emergency Services Show, NEC, Birmingham. The two-day event which is split into trauma scenarios and extrication scenarios tested firefighters skills at first aid and trauma care, road traffic accident extrication, casualty care and more. As always, a high standard of skills was demonstrated by all the team...

Shropshire Conducts Training Session For Women To Be Firefighters

Station Manager Neil Groves with 12 women who attended the firefighter "taster" session Women who want to be firefighters turned out for a "taster" session at a Shropshire fire station. More than a dozen women learned how they could join the county's 300 plus "on call" fully trained firefighters who deal with around the clock emergencies. More "on call" fire crew, who live or work within five minutes of 22 county fire stations, are needed to turn out for a set number of hou...

Faulty Fire Detection Equipment Needs To Be Kept Away, Announces Hereford Fire Chief

The complete process of responding to a faulty fire alarm is a waste for professionals and the resources Earlier in the month, the Fire Industry Association advised business owners to regularly test their fire detection equipment following a blaze at a hotel. The Hereford and Worcester Fire and Rescue Service have announced plans to cut back on the number of times it attends false alarms. According to figures released by the service, its firefighters answer around 9,000 call-...

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