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Issue 51 - January 2017

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    Issue 51 - January 2017

    Issue 51 - January 2017

    Welcome to the first edition of 2017! I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and New Year.

    In this issue, Hampshire’s fire chief has been put through his paces with an immersive scenario that featured terrorist attacks, derailed trains, multiple fatalities and hundreds of people unaccounted for.

    As well as the train explosion the exercise also included attacks at East Cowes and Plymouth where festivals were being staged and thousands looked set to be stranded.

    Cleveland Fire Brigade have returned from Zimbabwe where they ran courses and demonstrations on firefighting, incident command, road traffic accidents, breathing apparatus and fire safety.

    We have the fascinating story of George Arthur Roberts, one of the first black men to serve in the British Army and in the London Fire Brigade. He was honoured by the Fire Brigade in a blue plaque ceremony in September.

    Firefighters all over the country have been up to some very creative things for charity.

    Stockport firefighters completed an 8,848 metre ladder climb, the equivalent in height to Mount Everest! West Midlands Fire and the Midlands Air Ambulance crew ran (in full kit) for a total of 25 hours between them.

    All of this plus our usual round up of news, technology and work moves.


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