Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service News

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...

Shropshire and Wrekin FRA appoints new Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service Deputy Chief Fire Officer

Rod Hammerton steps up to replace John Redmond who took over as Chief Fire Officer at SFRS in the summer The new Deputy Chief Fire Officer of Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service has been appointed by Shropshire and Wrekin Fire and Rescue Authority.  Rod Hammerton, the former Assistant Chief Fire Officer for South Wales, steps up to replace John Redmond, who took over as Chief Fire Officer at Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service in the Summer.  After a short career in...

Vimpex supports new World Extrication Champions ‘Hampshire Fire & Rescue service’ at rescue challenge competition

Vimpex supplied Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service with equipment and resources during training Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service has been crowned World Extrication Champions at the world’s biggest rescue challenge competition. The 16th World Rescue Challenge, which was hosted by The Fire Service College in Gloucestershire, saw teams taking part in a number of multi-vehicle road traffic collision scenarios where casualties needed rescuing - some of which had deterioratin...

Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service small fire units in action

Small Fire Units will help in fighting non-critical fires and reducing the number of false alarms The unit will attend non-critical fires, freeing up the larger fire engines to attend to life-threatening incidents such as property fires. A fire and rescue service based in Hampshire has launched a specialist unit to deal with small fires, in moves aimed at ensuring the larger appliances are available for larger fires. The new Small Fires Vehicle, which will service the Re...

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