The Fire Fighters Charity News

His Royal Highness The Duke Of Cambridge Meets Beneficiaries At The Fire Fighters Charity In Devon

His Royal Highness The Duke of Cambridge visited The Fire Fighters Charity’s Harcombe House center in Chudleigh, Devon, to find out how it supports members of the UK’s fire services community. The Duke met individuals and families who have been supported by the Charity and undertook a tour of the newly renovated centre, observing an art therapy session and activities in the Charity’s gym area. Supporting the wellbeing of fire community Working within the fire and rescue serv...

West Midlands Fire Service Announces Hosting Road Traffic Collision Rescue Challenges At ESS 2019

West Midlands Fire Service (WMFS) announced that it will be hosting two realistic and interactive road traffic collision (RTC) rescue challenges at this year’s Emergency Services Show. Extrication Challenge Taking place at the NEC, National Exhibition Centre Birmingham, United Kingdom from 18 to 19 September, 2019, the Extrication and First Aid & Trauma Challenges will provide an arena for some of the UK’s best rescue personnel to come together and develop their proficiency lev...

West Midlands Fire Service Team Hay Mills Blue Watch Crowned National Champs At 2018 National BA Challenge

A team of West Midlands Fire Service firefighters have been crowned national champs in the use of breathing apparatus. Top honors went to Hay Mills Blue Watch at the 2018 National BA Challenge at the Fire Service College in Gloucestershire. Colleagues from Highgate Blue Watch also achieved fourth place overall, in a total field of 28. The event attracted teams of five firefighters from across the UK. Each was faced with the scenario of a property fire in which people were believed trapped. They...

The Emergency Services Show 2017 Focuses On Spreading Awareness And Training For Tall Building Fires

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...

The Fire Fighters Charity Supporters Help Raise Money By Donating To Its Textile Recycling Scheme

Over 40 fire and rescue services are encouraging people to help raise more money for The Fire Fighters Charity The Fire Fighters Charity is thanking supporters who have helped raise an outstanding £1,000,000 by donating to its textile recycling scheme over the past four years. The life-changing charity has been operating a successful recycling campaign since the summer of 2009, which has seen over 7,000 tonnes of clothing diverted away from landfill sites and raised suc...

Shropshire Fire And Rescue Service Raised £30,000 For Fire Fighters Charity

Firefighters and staff from across the county collected the cash in a variety of events including car washes A record £30,000 has been raised by Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service over the past year in aid of the Fire Fighters Charity - most of it through washing cars. Firefighters and staff from across the county collected the cash in a variety of events including car washes, and through donations and legacies. They celebrated after receiving a Certificate of Apprecia...

Local Pensioner Leaves £60,000 To Friendly Fire Fighters

Edward Matthews was so impressed with the firefighters' helpfulness that he bequeathed them a third of his estate Kind-hearted Ashford pensioner, Edward Matthews, has left over £60,000 in his will to The Fire Fighters Charity, simply because of the kind nature of the local firefighters who installed a smoke alarm in his property, shortly before he died. Retired welder, Edward, had lived in his council property in Arlington, Ashford until he died in April 2009, aged 88...

Chief Fire Officer For Devon And Somerset Attempts Arctic Pole Expedition For World Record

  Chief Fire Officer attempts world record - to go where no man has ever been before! The expedition's goal is to reach the Northern Pole of Inaccessibility, at the Arctic Pole.Chief Fire Officer for Devon and Somerset, Lee Howell is planning a trip of a different kind. He is raising money for The Fire Fighters Charity by embarking on a daring expedition to one of the most inaccessible places on earth, the Northern Pole of Inaccessibility - the Arctic Pole! Th...

Twiggy Is All In A Lather For The Fire Fighters Charity National Car Wash Day

Model Twiggy and fire fighters from Battersea Heliport in London washing cars for National Car Wash Day Supermodel Twiggy Lawson is getting all in lather in preparation for The Fire Fighters Charity National Car Wash Day! The fundraising event which provides drivers across the UK with the chance to brush up on their knowledge of home fire safety, whilst their cars receive a gleaming polish from local fire fighters, takes place on Saturday 19th September - also coincidentally...

Fire Fighters Charity's '9.9.9 Fitness Challenge'

The Fire Fighters Charity asked the public to support the work of the UK's Fire and Rescue Services The 9th September 2009......was the only day for another 100 years that we could abbreviate to 9.9.9! To pay tribute to this occasion, The Fire Fighters Charity asked the public to show their support to the work of the UK's Fire and Rescue Services by taking part in a 999 Fitness Challenge whilst raising money for injured fire fighters and burns survivors. The C...

UK Fire & Rescue Services Urged To Participate In National Schools’ Fire Safety Awareness Campaign

UK Fire & Rescue services are being urged to participate in National Schools' Fire Safety Awareness campaign Safety Day is designed to educate UK children on fire dangers The Fire Fighters Charity and the Communities and Local Government Fire Kills Campaign are working together to encourage Fire and Rescue Services to work with their local primary schools on National Schools' Fire Safety Day. This year the day will take place on Wednesday October 14th 2009 and wil...

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