Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service News

Suffolk Fire And Rescue Service Works With EEAST To Provide Life-Saving Frontline Care During The Coronavirus Pandemic

Firefighters in Suffolk are joining forces with blue light colleagues at the East of England Ambulance Service (EEAST) to help provide life-saving frontline care during the coronavirus pandemic. Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service has volunteered and trained about 30 firefighters to work alongside paramedics to respond to 999 calls over the coming weeks. The firefighters are already blue light trained and will drive frontline emergency NHS ambulances, in turn freeing up paramedics to care for patie...

Suffolk Fire And Rescue Service Rated “Good” For Its Effectiveness, Efficiency In Recent Government Inspection

Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service has undergone its most comprehensive, independent inspection in many years and has been rated as “Good” for its effectiveness, efficiency and how well it leads and manages its staff. The findings come from a report published on Tuesday, 17 December 2019 by Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire & Rescue Services (HMICFRS), who inspected Suffolk’s service earlier this year. Inspectors reviewed every aspect of the service, f...

Suffolk Fire And Rescue Service Accepts Application For The Post Of Whole-Time Firefighter

Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service is looking for new whole-time firefighters as it opens its doors to all members of the community from early December 2019. The opportunity to become a whole-time firefighter only comes around every few years and candidates are encouraged to submit their applications sooner rather than later. The six-week window may close early if the Service receives a high volume of applications. Responding To Emergency Calls We want men and women from many backgrounds and wit...

Firefighters Honored At Suffolk Fire And Rescue Service’s Fire Awards Function

Firefighters, non-operational staff and volunteers from Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service have been recognized for their bravery and commitment at the Service’s annual awards, held at Ipswich East Fire Station. A special award was also presented to 15-year old, Harry Hall. He came to the aid of a friend who had lost control of their bike and fallen over the sea wall in Lowestoft. Despite the immediate dangers, Harry jumped down to his friend and kept their head above the rising sea water un...

Tim Passmore, Steve Jupp And Dan Fearn Open The Beccles Shared Police And Fire Station

Tim Passmore, Police and Crime Commissioner and Suffolk County Councillor Richard Rout, formally opened the new shared Police/Fire station in Beccles (Friday 30 August 2019), along with Chief Constable Steve Jupp and Deputy Chief Fire Officer Dan Fearn. This is the eleventh shared community Fire and Police facility in Suffolk with stations already operating in Leiston, Newmarket, Saxmundham, Felixstowe, Woodbridge, Ixworth, Elmswell, Debenham, Framlingham and Clare. There are also plans for fur...

Suffolk Fire And Rescue Service Prevents Businesses Along Ipswich’s Waterfront From Accidental Drownings

Bars, restaurants and businesses along Ipswich’s Waterfront have attended awareness training in the event of anyone falling into water. As part of Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service prevention work, these waterside businesses have been supplied with a safety throw line to keep at their premises. This is a small bag containing a floating line which can be deployed very quickly and easily in the event of someone falling into the water around the marina. Helping To Reduce Risk Staff were give...

Suffolk Fire Crews Warns Of Legal Action In Case Of Emergency Fire Control Closure Proceedings

Suffolk fire crew plans for legal action if decision is taken to close Suffolks 999 control room On 7th December fire chiefs urged County Councillors to vote through controversial plans to close and sell-off Suffolk’s only emergency fire control room without any prior public consultation. The Fire Brigades Union was preparing legal action if they do.Suffolk’s fire crews are calling upon the Councillors to step back and reconsider the needs of the Suffolk communitie...

Closure Threat To Suffolk 999 Centre Warns FBU

999 fire calls to be transferred to Cambridgeshire due to closing of the lpswich control centre Emergency fire calls in Suffolk could soon be answered outside the county under plans to close the county’s emergency fire control centre, putting public safety at risk, warns the Fire Brigades Union. On Friday Nov 26 Staff working in Suffolk Fire Control in Ipswich learned that their jobs could go under the plans. Closing the Ipswich control centre and transferring 999 fire c...

ESC And Hertfordshire Fire & Rescue Services Arrange Electrical Training For Firefighters

Firefighters must have a good understanding of electrical appliances and their safety from fires Enabling rescue services to extend their understanding of electrical fires, we help them develop best-practice techniques and approaches. With government statistics showing that approximately half of all accidental domestic fires in the UK are caused by electricity, hands-on training for front line staff is vital. To help address this issue, the Electrical Safety Council (ESC) rec...

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